rotten


rotten
rottenly, adv.rottenness, n.
/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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  • rotten — ► ADJECTIVE 1) suffering from decay. 2) corrupt. 3) informal very bad or unpleasant. ► ADVERB informal ▪ very much: your mother spoiled you rotten. DERIVATIVES rottenness noun …   English terms dictionary

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