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Rankness

noun
1.
The property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth.  Synonyms: fertility, prolificacy, richness.  "Weeds lovely in their rankness"
2.
The attribute of having a strong offensive smell.  Synonyms: fetidness, foulness, malodorousness, stinkiness.






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"Rankness" Quotes from Famous Books



... we could look for nae better; prelacy is but the prelude o' papistry; but the papistry o' this prelude is a perilous papistry indeed; for its roots of rankness are in the midden-head of Arminianism, which, in a sense, is a greater Antichrist than Antichrist himself, even where he sits on his throne of thraldom in the Roman vaticano. But, nevertheless, I trust and hope, that though the virgin ...
— Ringan Gilhaize - or The Covenanters • John Galt



Words linked to "Rankness" :   fruitfulness, B.O., fertility, aroma, smell, foulness, odor, rank, body odour, fecundity, body odor, prolificacy, scent, olfactory property, odour



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