What does Rotten mean?

Definitions for Rotten
ˈrɒt nRot·ten

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Rotten.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. icky, crappy, lousy, rotten, shitty, stinking, stinky(adj)

    very bad

    "a lousy play"; "it's a stinking world"

  2. decayed, rotten, rotted(adj)

    damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless

    "rotten floor boards"; "rotted beams"; "a decayed foundation"

  3. rotten(adj)

    having decayed or disintegrated; usually implies foulness

    "dead and rotten in his grave"

Wiktionary

  1. rotten(Adverb)

    To an extreme degree.

    Etymology: From roten, from rotinn, past participle of an unrecorded verb related to rotna and rotian. More at rot.

  2. rotten(Adjective)

    Of perishable items, overridden with bacteria and other infectious agents.

    If you leave a bin unattended for a few weeks, the rubbish inside will turn rotten.

    Etymology: From roten, from rotinn, past participle of an unrecorded verb related to rotna and rotian. More at rot.

  3. rotten(Adjective)

    In a state of decay.

    Etymology: From roten, from rotinn, past participle of an unrecorded verb related to rotna and rotian. More at rot.

  4. rotten(Adjective)

    Cruel, mean or immoral.

    Etymology: From roten, from rotinn, past participle of an unrecorded verb related to rotna and rotian. More at rot.

  5. rotten(Adjective)

    Bad or terrible.

    Etymology: From roten, from rotinn, past participle of an unrecorded verb related to rotna and rotian. More at rot.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rotten(adj)

    having rotted; putrid; decayed; as, a rotten apple; rotten meat

  2. Rotten(adj)

    offensive to the smell; fetid; disgusting

  3. Rotten(adj)

    not firm or trusty; unsound; defective; treacherous; unsafe; as, a rotten plank, bone, stone

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rotten

    rot′n, adj. putrefied: corrupt: decomposed: unsound: treacherous: fetid: friable, as rottenstone.—adv. Rott′enly, in a rotten manner: defectively.—ns. Rott′enness; Rott′enstone, a soft and earthy stone powdered to polish brass, &c.—v.t. to polish with rottenstone. [Rot.]

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Rotten' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4105

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How to say Rotten in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rotten in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rotten in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Rotten in a Sentence

  1. President Trump:

    I think of the things that I’ve done for the country, the firing of James Comey is going to go down as a very good thing, the FBI is great. I know so many people in The FBI. The FBI is The FBI, but some of the people at the top were rotten apples. James Comey was one of them.

  2. Jan Smuts:

    Nazism ... destroys the very soul of our civilization ... I have not taken the same grave view of Bolshevism, for it never was clear to me that Bolshevism, in spite of its brutalities and cruelties, really threatened the essentials of our ethical civilization. And after all it was a revolution of a semi-barbarous people against a rotten government and an effete church. Nazi-ism in highly cultured Germany is a very different affair.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    A rotten ship is not afraid of the storms!

  4. Lawrence Szarka:

    We think that a nauseated feeling is an evolutionary adaptation to eject food that was rotten or toxic.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If you see a lonely homeless, ask this question: Where the hell the society is? And here is the answer: It is rotten and enjoying somewhere!

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