smelly

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smelly (comparative smellier, superlative smelliest)

  1. Having a bad smell.
    She was hesitant to remove her shoes, as her socks were rather smelly.
  2. (figuratively) having a quality that arouses suspicion.
    The detective read the documents and thought, "Something sure is smelly about this case".
  3. (figuratively, computing, slang, in extreme programming) Of inferior quality.
    That smelly code needs to be refactored.

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