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Difference between Odious, Odoriferous and Odorous

Odious means distasteful or offensive.

  • Jane thinks cleaning the oven is an odious task.

Odoriferous means having an odor or fragrance.

  • Perfume is a blend of certain odoriferous substances.

Odorous refers to something smelly.

  • The odorous materials need to be placed in plastic bags.