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Intensity MattersPlay
The term 'stench' indicates an extremely strong odor, much worse than a scent or smell. SlideThe stench of the decaying food was unbearable.
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Negative ConnotationPlay
'Stench' is used for smells that are unpleasant or disgusting, never for good smells. SlideHe couldn't eat because the stench from the trash affected his appetite.
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Physical ReactionPlay
People often react physically to a stench by holding their nose or looking disgusted. SlideShe covered her nose to avoid the stench from the sewer.