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1. rotten

adjective. ['ˈrɑːtən'] very bad.

Synonyms

  • stinky
  • lousy
  • shitty
  • icky
  • stinking
  • crappy

Antonyms

  • obedient
  • best
  • better
  • worthiness

Etymology

  • roten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rotinn (Old Norse)

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Words that Rhyme with Rotten

  • misbegotten
  • guncotton
  • forgotten
  • scotton
  • scotten
  • groton
  • wotton
  • totton
  • totten
  • gotten
  • cotton
  • cotten
  • botten

Example sentences of the word rotten


1. Verb, past participle
A potential meal would not expect to be attacked by something that smelled as if it was rotten.

2. Adjective
You should soon notice that the rotten egg smell is gone.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
An example of this is when fresh food that once smelled delicious slowly spoils and smells rotten.

4. Noun, singular or mass
Hydrogen sulfide, a compound with a distinctive rotten egg smell, is a common component of well water.

Quotes containing the word rotten


1. Life is a bowl of cherries. Some cherries are rotten while others are good; its your job to throw out the rotten ones and forget about them while you enjoy eating the ones that are good! There are two kinds of people: those who choose to throw out the good cherries and wallow in all the rotten ones, and those who choose to throw out all the rotten ones and savor all the good ones.
- C. JoyBell C.

2. HarlemWhat happens to a dream deferred?Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore-- And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over-- like a syrupy sweet?Maybe it just sags like a heavy load.Or does it explode?
- Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems

3. If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth writing.
- Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack

2. rotten

adjective. ['ˈrɑːtən'] having decayed or disintegrated; usually implies foulness.

Antonyms

  • favorable

Etymology

  • roten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rotinn (Old Norse)

3. rotten

adjective. ['ˈrɑːtən'] damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless.

Synonyms

  • decayed
  • rotted

Antonyms

  • desirability
  • advisability
  • goodness

Etymology

  • roten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rotinn (Old Norse)
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