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rotten

rot·ten

rotten

 
pronunciation:
ra tn
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: rottener, rottenest
definition 1: in the process of rotting or the state of being rotted; decaying or decayed.
We had to throw out several of the apples because they were rotten.
synonyms:
bad, corrupt, decayed, decomposing, foul, moldy, putrid, spoiled
antonyms:
fresh, sweet
similar words:
carious, mortified
definition 2: foul-smelling; putrid.
His rotten breath was hard to bear.
synonyms:
fetid, foul, musty, putrid, rancid, rank, stinking
similar words:
bad, disgusting, loathsome, obnoxious, repulsive, sickening, sour
definition 3: morally corrupt or degenerate.
We've had enough of these rotten politicians.
synonyms:
corrupt, degenerate, degraded, depraved, foul, rank
antonyms:
decent, honorable, nice
similar words:
bad, noxious, polluted, putrid, tainted, warped
definition 4: very unpleasant or unsatisfactory.
Their pay is low and they work under rotten conditions.Don't make me sing; I'm a rotten singer!
synonyms:
bad, foul, terrible
antonyms:
delightful, good
similar words:
degrading, disgusting, putrid, sickening, unacceptable, unpleasant
definition 5: very unfavorable; very negative.
This restaurant got rotten reviews in the newspaper.
synonyms:
bad, unfavorable
derivations: rottenly (adv.), rottenness (n.)
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