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, stinkyadjective

    very bad

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

  2. decayed, rotten, rottedadjective

    damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless

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

  3. rottenadjective

    having decayed or disintegrated; usually implies foulness

    "dead and rotten in his grave"

Wiktionary

  1. rottenadverb

    To an extreme degree.

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

  2. rottenadjective

    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. rottenadjective

    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. rottenadjective

    Cruel, mean or immoral.

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

  5. rottenadjective

    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. Rottenadjective

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

  2. Rottenadjective

    offensive to the smell; fetid; disgusting

  3. Rottenadjective

    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.]

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

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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. Jeff Miller:

    There are some rotten people that work in the department that need to be fired, not protected.

  2. Deshawn Yeldell:

    Peeps stay solid and protect yourself and your family by any means necessary, there’s shady people out here and a rotten Society, this world and life we live there will always be some heartbreaking things that you will see in the future that’s going to make you lose control of your emotions and break down and cry, keep your head up and don’t go off your rocker. -MillYentei _The Gorilla Roar!

  3. Lesley Conger:

    Every act of dishonesty has at least two victims the one we think of as the victim, and the perpetrator as well. Each little dishonesty ... makes another little rotten spot somewhere in the perpetrator's psyche.

  4. 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.

  5. Raymond Chandler:

    He didn't know the right people. That's all a police record means in this rotten crime-ridden country.

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