/rot"n/, adj., rottener, rottenest.1. decomposing or decaying; putrid; tainted, foul, or bad-smelling.2. corrupt or morally offensive.3. wretchedly bad, unpleasant, or unsatisfactory; miserable: a rotten piece of work; a rotten day at the office.4. contemptible; despicable: a rotten little liar; a rotten trick.5. (of soil, rocks, etc.) soft, yielding, or friable as the result of decomposition.6. Australian Slang. drunk.[1175-1225; ME roten < ON rotinn, ptp. of an unrecorded verb meaning "to rot"]Syn. 1. fetid, rank. 2. immoral. 4. disgusting, unwholesome; treacherous.Ant. 1. sound. 2. moral.
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