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o·dor / ˈōdər/ (Brit. o·dour) • n. a distinctive smell, esp. an unpleasant or distinctive one: the odor of cigarette smoke. ∎ fig. a lingering quality, impression, or feeling attaching to something: an odor of suspicion. ∎  fig. the state of being held in a specified regard: a decade of bad odor between Britain and the European Community.PHRASES: be in good (or bad) odor with someone be in or out of favor with someone: the players were in bad odor with the fans.DERIVATIVES: o·dor·less adj.