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English noun: rankness

1. rankness (attribute) the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth


SamplesHe praised the richness of the soil.
Weeds lovely in their rankness.


Synonymsfertility, prolificacy, richness


Broader (hypernym)fecundity, fruitfulness

2. rankness (attribute) the attribute of having a strong offensive smell


Synonymsfetidness, foulness, malodorousness, stinkiness


Broader (hypernym)aroma, odor, odour, olfactory property, scent, smell


Narrower (hyponym)B.O., body odor, body odour









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