I. adjective Date: before 12th century 1. strong and offensive to the sense of smell <
stinking garbage
2. slang offensively drunk 3. contemptible, lousy — often used as an intensive <
the whole stinking affair
Synonyms: see malodorousstinkingly adverb II. adverb Date: 1887 to an extreme degree <
got stinking drunk

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