A way awesomer way of saying “rancidness” – the noun form of rancid
- The quality of possessing an unpleasant, stale smell or taste: the rancidity of spoiled milk.
1640-50; < Latin rancidus rank, stinking, equivalent to ranc ( ēre ) to be rotten + -idus –id4
rancidity. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/rancidity (accessed: December 01, 2011).