臭い

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
くさ
Grade: S
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
臭い (kyūjitai)
For pronunciation and definitions of 臭い – see the following entry.
くさい
[adjective] stinking, smelly, pungent; giving off a bad smell
[adjective] suspicious, fishy; arousing suspicion
[suffix] smells like; reeks of
[suffix] (negatively) very much like; conceptually similar to
[suffix] (with a quasi-adjective stem) an intensifier
(This term, 臭い, is an alternative spelling of the above term.)

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
にお
Grade: S
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
臭い (kyūjitai)
For pronunciation and definitions of 臭い – see the following entry.
におい
[noun] smell, scent
[noun] 臭い: foul odor
[noun] odor, scent, smell, whiff, stench
[noun] aura
[noun] sense
[noun] flavor
[noun] smacks of
Alternative spellings
匂い, 臭い
(This term, 臭い, is an alternative spelling of the above term.)