rotten[ rot-n ]SEE DEFINITION OF rotten
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ROTTEN
Even the best of them were rotten to the core, and but mere adventurers.
There ain't a rotten knot in it from butt to finish, and mighty few of any other kind.
She was of about two hundred tons burthen, but must have-been old and rotten.
It sheared off heads so many, that it, and the ground it most polluted, were a rotten red.
But he took me to his own house for a glass of sherry and a biscuit, and there it wasn't so rotten.
Why, they even made me, Miro, Inspector of your rotten Service.
The rotten branches or roots of trees sometimes turn into bears.
If you do that, you admit that the thing is rotten, and can only be endured in short shifts!
"And I think the model factories are no better than the rotten ones," she went on.
That would have been rotten luck if it had happened to a dog!
c.1300, from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse rotinn "decayed," past participle of verb related to rotna "to decay," from Proto-Germanic stem *rut- (see rot (v.)). Sense of "corrupt" is from late 14c.; weakened sense of "bad" first recorded 1881. Rotten apple is from a saying traced back to at least 1528: "For one rotten apple lytell and lytell putrifieth an whole heape." The Rotten Row in London and elsewhere probably is from a different word, but of uncertain origin.