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Synonyms for rot
rɒtrot

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. putrefaction, rotnoun

    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, putrefactionnoun

    (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, hogwashverb

    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, moulderverb

    break down

    "The bodies decomposed in the heat"

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

  5. waste, rotverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rotverb

    Synonyms:
    putrefy, corrupt, decompose, decay

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rotnoun

    Synonyms:
    decomposition, decay, putrescence, corruption, putridity

    Antonyms:
    preservation, imputrescence, incorruption, soundness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "rot":

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

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How to use rot in a sentence?

  1. Chelsea Clinton:

    I think the wreckage that we’re seeing at this moment is one that will, I hope, be repaired on the policy standpoint when we elect Democrats, but I think we will still then have work to do on repairing the tone in our country, the exposure of the real racist and sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic feeling which is on the rise in our country – a rot that has been exposed.

  2. Matthew Vitale:

    I’m not doing this to be punitive or see her rot in jail, i want people my age to realize that things like this aren’t tolerated in America. We just want to have our rights guaranteed and that’s what it’s all about.

  3. Ray Wantorcik:

    My brother was left to rot, mutilated, decomposing, while the murderer was enjoying life with his disemboweled body in the next room. I cannot shut that memory off.

  4. Aaron J. Munzer:

    Stop the rot or lose the plot.

  5. Brandt Jean:

    I felt the same way as Brandt. I wish I could've extended that same courtesy, that's what Christ would want us to do. ... If you will not forgive, neither will your Father forgive you. I don't want to see her rot in hell. I don't want to see her rot in prison. I hope this will help her to change and recognize the damage, the hurt that our family's going through. So I wish her well and I will pray for her family and pray for her as well.


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