brenzlig

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the vb. brenzeln (to smell burnt things), itself from brennen (to burn)

Adjective[edit]

brenzlig (comparative brenzliger, superlative am brenzligsten)

  1. (dated) to smell combusted or burnt materials
    • Tritt also der brenzlige Geruch auf, so ist das der sicherste Beweis, daß tierische Fasern vorhanden sind
      If a smell of burnt (matter) is perceived, that is the surest proof of animal fibres being involved
  2. ticklish, sensible, unsettling
    • Der Sport-Club hatte in mehreren brenzligen Situationen Glück
      The sport team has been lucky in many sensible situations

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