Smelly meaning

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Having a noticeable, usually unpleasant or offensive odor.
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Having an unpleasant smell.
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Having a bad smell.

She was hesitant to remove her shoes, as her socks were rather smelly.

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(figuratively) Having a quality that arouses suspicion.

The detective read the documents and thought, "Something sure is smelly about this case".

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(figuratively, computing, slang, in extreme programming) Of inferior quality.

That smelly code needs to be refactored.

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