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rotten adj
1 very bad; "a lousy play"; "it's a stinking world" [syn: icky, crappy, lousy, shitty, stinking, stinky]
2 having rotted or disintegrated; usually implies foulness; "dead and rotten in his grave" [ant: unrotten]
3 damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless; "rotten floor boards"; "rotted beams"; "a decayed foundation" [syn: decayed, rotted]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Rancid perishable items that have been overridden with bacteria and other infectious agents.
  2. Cruel or mean.


decayed, gone bad
*Spanish: malísimo, pésimo



  1. Plural of rot


rotten (rotte, gerot)
  1. to rot, to go bad, to decay

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Things that are related to the word rotten:
rotten in German: Rotten

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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