AskDefine | Define rankness

Dictionary Definition

rankness n : the attribute of having a strong offensive smell [syn: malodorousness, stinkiness, foulness]

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  1. The property of being rank, of having a repulsive odor, of being stinky, foul or malodorous.

Extensive Definition

Rank is a very broad term with several meanings. As a noun it is usually related to a relative position or to some kind of ordering (see also ranking). As an adjective it is used to mean profuse, conspicuous, absolute, or unpleasant, especially in relation to the sense of smell or taste.

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Other names

rankness in Danish: Rang
rankness in German: Rang
rankness in Spanish: Rank
rankness in Esperanto: Rango
rankness in French: Rang
rankness in Italian: Rango
rankness in Hebrew: דרגה
rankness in Dutch: Rang
rankness in Japanese: 階数
rankness in Norwegian: Rang
rankness in Polish: Ranga
rankness in Russian: Ранг
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