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Synonyms for rot
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. putrefaction, rot(noun)

    a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor

    Synonyms:
    decomposition, hogwash, corruption, putrefaction, depravity, degeneracy, depravation, bunk, rotting, bunkum, buncombe, guff

  2. decomposition, rot, rotting, putrefaction(noun)

    (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action

    Synonyms:
    putrefaction, bunkum, hogwash, decomposition reaction, guff, chemical decomposition reaction, decay, bunk, degeneracy, buncombe, rotting, depravity, vector decomposition, depravation, decomposition, corruption, disintegration

  3. bunk, bunkum, buncombe, guff, rot, hogwash(verb)

    unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)

    Synonyms:
    putrefaction, bunkum, hogwash, feed bunk, guff, bunk, decomposition, nonsense, nonsensicality, buncombe, rotting, meaninglessness, built in bed, hokum, bunk bed, berth

  4. decompose, rot, molder, moulder(verb)

    break down

    "The bodies decomposed in the heat"

    Synonyms:
    break down, decay, break up, moulder, disintegrate, decompose, molder, waste

  5. waste, rot(verb)

    become physically weaker

    "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"

    Synonyms:
    waste, moulder, run off, emaciate, blow, molder, scourge, decompose, neutralise, devastate, ravage, neutralize, desolate, consume, macerate, ware, languish, liquidate, squander, pine away, do in, knock off, lay waste to

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rot

    Rot is a strong word, ordinarily esteemed coarse, but on occasion capable of approved emphatic use; as, "the name of the wicked shall rot," Prov. x, 7; decay and decompose are now common euphemisms. A substance is decomposed when resolved into its original elements by any process; it is decayed when resolved into its original elements by natural processes; it decays gradually, but may be instantly decomposed, as water into oxygen and hydrogen; to say that a thing is decayed may denote only a partial result, but to say it is decomposed ordinarily implies that the change is complete or nearly so. Putrefy and the adjectives putrid and putrescent, and the nouns putridity and putrescence, are used almost exclusively of animal matter in a state of decomposition, the more general word decay being used of either animal or vegetable substances.

    Synonyms:
    corrupt, decay, decompose, molder, putrefy, spoil

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rot

    Synonyms:
    putrefaction, corruption, putrescence, mouldiness, mildew, decay

    Antonyms:
    integrity, wholesomeness, soundness, vigor, preservation, purity, healthiness, sweetness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rot(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    putrefy, corrupt, decompose, decay

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rot(n)

    Synonyms:
    decomposition, decay, putrescence, corruption, putridity

    Antonyms:
    preservation, imputrescence, incorruption, soundness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    decay, wilting, mold, mould, roast, wilt, rust, pythium, scum

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How to use rot in a sentence?

  1. Dr. Urooj Umer:

    Don't let others to spoil your inner peace and don't allow yourself to pluck your fortitude by rot raps of anyone...

  2. John Alexander Smith, Speech to Oxford University students, 1914:

    Gentlemen, you are now about to embark on a course of studies which will occupy you for two years. Together, they form a noble adventure. But I would like to remind you of an important point. Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you in after life, save only this, that if you work hard and intelligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education.

  3. Frank A. Clark:

    Why not upset the apple cart If you don't, the apples will rot anyway.

  4. Jack London:

    I would rather be ashes than dust I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

  5. Hogan Gidley:

    The money we sent down there, we now know, several on the ground have been indicted for misusing that money, giving it to politicians as bonuses, watching that food rot in the ports, the water went bad.


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