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Synonyms for smell

Synonyms for (noun) smell

Synonyms: smell, smelling Definition: the act of perceiving the odor of something

Similar words: sensing, perception Definition: becoming aware of something via the senses

Synonyms: aroma, scent, smell, odor, odour, olfactory property Definition: any property detected by the olfactory system

Similar words: property Definition: a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class Usage: a study of the physical properties of atomic particles

Synonyms: sense of smell, smell, olfaction, olfactory modality Definition: the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents

Similar words: sense modality, sensory system, modality Definition: a particular sense

Similar words: exteroception Definition: sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body

Synonyms: odor, odour, olfactory perception, olfactory sensation, smell Definition: the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form Usage: she loved the smell of roses

Similar words: esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression, aesthesis Definition: an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation Usage: a sensation of touch

Synonyms: look, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, tone, smell, spirit Definition: the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people Usage: the feel of the city excited him; a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting; it had the smell of treason

Similar words: ambiance, ambience, atmosphere Definition: a particular environment or surrounding influence Usage: there was an atmosphere of excitement

Synonyms for (verb) smell

Synonyms: sense, smell, smell out Definition: become aware of not through the senses but instinctively Usage: I sense his hostility; i smell trouble; smell out corruption

Similar words: perceive Definition: become conscious of Usage: She finally perceived the futility of her protest

Synonyms: smell Definition: emit an odor Usage: The soup smells good

Similar words: cause to be perceived Definition: have perceptible qualities

Synonyms: smell Definition: smell bad Usage: He rarely washes, and he smells

Similar words: smell Definition: emit an odor Usage: The soup smells good

Synonyms: smell Definition: inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense

Similar words: comprehend, perceive Definition: to become aware of through the senses Usage: I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon

Synonyms: smack, smell, reek Definition: have an element suggestive (of something) Usage: his speeches smacked of racism; this passage smells of plagiarism

Similar words: paint a picture, evoke, suggest Definition: call to mind Usage: this remark evoked sadness