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nidorous

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EtymologyEdit

From nidor (the unpleasant smell of some cooked animal substances) +‎ -ous, or from Medieval Latin nidorosus.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈnaɪd.ə.ɹəs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈnaɪ.də.ɹəs/
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AdjectiveEdit

nidorous (comparative more nidorous, superlative most nidorous)

  1. (literary) Emitting a strong, unpleasant odor, especially one like that of cooking fat or similar greasy substances.
    • 2002, Jamie O'Neill, chapter 10, in At Swim, Two Boys, →ISBN, page 240:
      That old man's niderous whispered breath had entered into MacMurrough's heart an insufflation of—of what, exactly?

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