icky, crappy, lousy, rotten, shitty, stinking, stinky(adj)
"a lousy play"; "it's a stinking world"
decayed, rotten, rotted(adj)
damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless
"rotten floor boards"; "rotted beams"; "a decayed foundation"
having decayed or disintegrated; usually implies foulness
"dead and rotten in his grave"
To an extreme degree.
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.
In a state of decay.
Cruel, mean or immoral.
Bad or terrible.
Origin: From roten, from rotinn, past participle of an unrecorded verb related to rotna and rotian. More at rot.
having rotted; putrid; decayed; as, a rotten apple; rotten meat
offensive to the smell; fetid; disgusting
not firm or trusty; unsound; defective; treacherous; unsafe; as, a rotten plank, bone, stone
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
The numerical value of rotten in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of rotten in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of rotten in a Sentence
Emotion is a rotten base for politics.
A rotten ship is not afraid of the storms!
They are rotten apples, individual actions.
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.
Politics is a rotten egg;if broken,it stinks
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Translations for rotten
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- podritCatalan, Valencian
- faul, scheußlich, verfaultGerman
- σάπιος, σαθρός, φαύλοςGreek
- aĉa, putraEsperanto
- putrefacto, maloSpanish
- mätä, mädännäinen, mädäntynytFinnish
- mauvais, pourriFrench
- breun, grod, lobhteScottish Gaelic
- marcito, marcio, malvagioItalian
- 腐朽, 腐ったJapanese
- manumanuā, piroMāori
- gemeen, verrot, rotDutch
- dláádNavajo, Navaho
- podre, malvado, cruelPortuguese
- гнилой, гадкийRussian
- prudicu, fracicuSardinian
- trȕo, gnjȉoSerbo-Croatian
- hnilý, zhnitýSlovak
- prishur, kalburAlbanian
- çürük, bozukTurkish
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