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See definition of rotten on Dictionary.com
  • adj.decayed, decaying
  • adj.dishonest, immoral
  • adj.despicable, inferior, bad

synonyms for rotten

  • corrupt
  • disgusting
  • moldy
  • noxious
  • overripe
  • putrid
  • rancid
  • rotting
  • sour
  • spoiled
  • stale
  • bad
  • bad-smelling
  • corroded
  • crumbled
  • crumbling
  • decomposed
  • decomposing
  • disintegrated
  • disintegrating
  • fecal
  • feculent
  • festering
  • fetid
  • foul
  • gross
  • infected
  • loathsome
  • loud
  • mephitic
  • noisome
  • offensive
  • perished
  • polluted
  • purulent
  • pustular
  • putrescent
  • putrified
  • rank
  • smelling
  • stinking
  • strong
  • tainted
  • touched
  • unsound
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antonyms for rotten

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  • fresh
  • good
  • helpful
  • perfumed
  • pleasant
  • pure
  • sweet
  • wholesome
  • decent
  • honest
  • kind
  • moral
  • new
  • nice
  • superior
  • trustworthy
  • uncorrupt
  • undecayed
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How to use rotten in a sentence

Nonetheless, Win at All Costs often feels less like an exposé than an attempt to fuse previously published reporting into a macro-narrative about how there’s something rotten in the state of Beaverton.
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At Bumpass Hell in California’s Lassen Volcanic National Park, the ground is literally boiling, and the aroma of rotten eggs fills the air.
LIFE ON EARTH MAY HAVE BEGUN IN HOSTILE HOT SPRINGSJACK J. LEESEPTEMBER 24, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
They let our ancestors “sniff out rotten food or potential poisons,” she explains.
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THL is not just a single bad apple but part of an expansive industry that’s rotten to its core.
WHY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY MUST MAKE A CLEAN BREAK WITH WALL STREETMATTHEWHEIMERSEPTEMBER 8, 2020FORTUNE
Reports out of Los Angeles indicate mail delays have led to rotten food and even dead animals.
INFO ABOUT LOCAL POST OFFICE OPERATIONS IS CONFLICTING AND HARD TO COME BYASHLY MCGLONE AND KATE NUCCIAUGUST 27, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
But this alliance is rotten, and cannot endure; the Western men are no partizans of slavery.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
Sounds rotten, but that's their style; and you've been through the mill at home enough to know what it is to be knifed socially.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Clodd tells us that one cubic inch of rotten stone contains 41 thousand million vegetable skeletons of diatoms.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
It is like the eating of a smothered fire into rotten timber in that it is noiseless and without haste.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
That we should attack one week and the French another week is rotten tactically; but, practically, we have no option.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
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