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

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    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. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If there is a rotten government in a democracy, the main reason for this is that there is a rotten majority over there!

  2. Andy Manar:

    Our system today in the state is broken. It is rotten. It is not based on any level of equity.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The leaves of the trees are like the thoughts of the men: Some are bright, some dark; some fresh, some rotten; some healthy, some diseased.

  4. 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!

  5. Benjamin Franklin:

    If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are rotten, either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing.

Images & Illustrations of rotten

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