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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 for "rot":

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

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How to use rot in a sentence?

  1. Jeff Kingston:

    There is still a lot of rot at the core of corporate culture in Japan.

  2. 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.

  3. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Allow the fruit to fall and rot, in order to receive more.

  4. Victor Sedinger:

    Clogged gutters and downspouts can cause the wood trim at the eaves to rot, and that can invite all kinds of critters into your attic space.

  5. Donald S. McAlvaney:

    In every declining civilization there is a small ‘remnant’ of people who adhere to the right against the wrong, who recognize the difference between good and evil and who will take an active stand for the former and against the latter; who can still think and discern and who will courageously take a stand against the political, social, moral, and spiritual rot or decay of their day.


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