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. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Some boats are rotten in the ports; some boats shine in the hard journeys!

  2. Anuj Somany:

    It does not surprise so much by seeing the option being given via online poll to the population for selection between 'Rotten Apple' and 'Ripen Banana' in the ensuing competition, as much by looking at them showing their finger mark proudly after excitedly casting their vote in favour of one of them.

  3. Prince Sihanouk in a letter to Time magazine:

    As an anti-American, I thank you for your rotten article devoted to my person.

  4. 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.

  5. Donald Trump:

    It is clear to me that we cannot prevent an Iranian nuclear bomb under the decaying and rotten structure of the current agreement, the Iran deal is defective at its core.

Images & Illustrations of rotten

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