Meaning of inodorous in English:


Pronunciation /ɪnˈəʊd(ə)rəs/


  • Having no smell; odourless.

    ‘A few do not exist ready formed in the plants, but result from chemical change of inodorous substances; as for instance, bitter almonds and essential oil of mustard.’
    • ‘At one time, having amused himself by compounding from inodorous substances, a mixture of intolerable stench, he introduced it into a crowded apartment, and drove the company, half-poisoned by its terrible pungency, in all directions.’
    unscented, unperfumed, inodorous, deodorized, fragrance-free


Mid 17th century from Latin inodorus, from in- ‘not’ + odorus ‘odorous’, or from in-‘not’ + odorous.