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stinking

1 adjective
     
stink‧ing1
1 having a very strong unpleasant smell [= smelly]:
stinking garbage cans
2 [only before noun] spoken used to emphasize what you are saying when you are angry:
I hate this stinking boring job!
3 [only before noun] especially British English informal very unpleasant:
I've got a stinking cold.
4

stinking letter

British English informal an angry letter in which you complain very strongly about something

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