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臭いに負けない vs 臭いに負けなく

zuotengdazuo

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Hi. Why isn’t 臭いに負けなく used here? Don’t we need 連用形 here?
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bentenmusume

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No, you don't need it. Multiple relative clauses or adjectives can independently modify a noun without being connected in 連用形.

行ったことのない、新しいお店
綺麗な、青い鳥
白衣を着た、痩せた男

These are all valid.
I would also say that in this case it sounds more natural to not be 連用形 because if it were, it would have a nuance like 刺激的 is a result of 匂いに負けない, when if anything it's the reverse.

刺激的で、匂いに負けない味 would also work fine here.
 
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