Synonyms of whiff
1 smellDictionary • He caught a whiff of her perfume.
smell • the smell of freshly baked bread
scent • She could smell the scent of her mother's lacquer.
sniff • Have the Press got a sniff of this story yet?
aroma • the wonderful aroma of freshly baked bread
odour • the faint odour of whisky on his breath
niff (British, slang)
2 stinkDictionary (British, slang) • the nauseating whiff of rotting flesh
stink • The stink was overpowering.
stench • The stench of burning rubber was overpowering.
reek • He smelt the reek of whisky.
pong (British, informal)
niff (British, slang)
3 traceDictionary • Not a whiff of scandal has ever tainted his private life.
trace • Wash them in cold water to remove all traces of sand.
suggestion • that fashionably faint suggestion of a tan
hint • I glanced at her and saw no hint of irony on her face.
suspicion • large blooms of white with a suspicion of pale pink
drop • I'll have a drop of that milk.
note • I detected a note of bitterness in his voice.
breath • It was left to her to add a breath of common sense.
whisper • There is a whisper of conspiracy about the whole affair.
shred • There is not a shred of truth in this story.
crumb • I stood up, brushing crumbs from my trousers.
tinge • Could there have been a slight tinge of envy in her voice?
4 puffDictionary • At the first whiff of smoke, the alarm will go off.
puff • an occasional puff of air stirring the brittle leaves
breath • Not even a breath of wind stirred the pine branches.
flurry • A flurry of snowflakes was scudding by the window.
waft • A waft of perfume reached Ingrid's nostrils.
rush • A rush of air on my face woke me.
blast • Blasts of cold air swept down from the mountains.
draught • Block draughts around doors and windows.
gust • A gust of wind drove down the valley.
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aromaAn aroma is a strong, pleasant smell.
• the wonderful aroma of freshly baked bread
• Blasts of cold air swept down from the mountains.
breathA breath of something, is a small amount of it.
• It was left to her to add a breath of common sense.
Thesaurus for whiff from the Collins English Thesaurus