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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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