Fetid Definition

fĕtĭd, fētĭd
adjective
Having an offensive odor.
American Heritage
Having a bad smell, as of decay; putrid.
Webster's New World
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noun

(rare) The foul-smelling asafoetida plant, or its extracts.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Fetid

Noun

Singular:
fetid
Plural:
fetids

Origin of Fetid

  • From the Latin adjective, fetidus (“having offensive odour”) (often incorrectly foetidus, giving rise to the variant spelling), originally feteo (“to stink”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Latin fētidus from fētēre to stink

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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