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Synonyms for rotten
ˈrɒt nrot·ten

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. icky, crappy, lousy, rotten, shitty, stinking, stinkyadjective

    very bad

    "a lousy play"; "it's a stinking world"

    Synonyms:
    noisome, icky, lousy, malodorous, filthy, smelly, crappy, fetid, ill-smelling, malodourous, ill-scented, foetid, foul, unpleasant-smelling, stinky, decayed, dirty, rotted, gooey, stinking, shitty, foul-smelling, funky

    Antonyms:
    fresh, sound, good

  2. decayed, rotten, rottedadjective

    damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless

    "rotten floor boards"; "rotted beams"; "a decayed foundation"

    Synonyms:
    stinking, shitty, icky, rotted, decayed, crappy, lousy, stinky

    Antonyms:
    sound, fresh, good

  3. rottenadjective

    having decayed or disintegrated; usually implies foulness

    "dead and rotten in his grave"

    Synonyms:
    stinking, shitty, icky, stinky, decayed, rotted, crappy, lousy

    Antonyms:
    good, fresh, sound

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rottennoun

    Synonyms:
    putrid, corrupt, carious, putrefied, decayed, fetid, putrescent, foul

  2. rottennoun

    Synonyms:
    defective, unsound

  3. rottennoun

    Synonyms:
    treacherous, deceitful, untrustworthy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rottenadjective

    Synonyms:
    decayed, putrid, putrescent, carious, corrupt, decomposed, putrefied, malodorous, fetid

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How to use rotten in a sentence?

  1. Son Chhay:

    Corruption runs too deeply, parliament has a duty to monitor the work of the government and when it's smelly and rotten like this, Cambodia faces hardship.

  2. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe:

    If aid is going to be given on the principle that we accept gay marriages, then let that aid stay where it is. It is rotten aid, filthy aid.

  3. Jose Luis Soriano:

    I like the fact that they're open to debate, transparent and want to change this rotten system.

  4. Miles Taylor:

    Enough is enough and we need to offer a commonsense coalition for this country and a more unified alternative vision than what we're seeing from the present GOP, which has now become rotten to its core with its persistent attacks on our democracy, so our message is it's time to either reform or repeal the Republican Party.

  5. Proverb:

    Politics is a rotten egg;if broken,it stinks


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