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rotten

Synonyms of rotten in English:

adjective

  • 1 rotten meat
    decaying, rotting, bad, off, far gone, decomposing, putrid, putrescent, perished, moldy, moldering, mildewy, rancid, festering, fetid;
    maggoty, wormy
    [Antonyms] fresh
  • 2 rotten teeth
    decaying, decayed, carious, black;
    disintegrating, crumbling
  • 3 he's rotten to the core
    [Antonyms] decent, honorable
  • 4 informal a rotten thing to do
    nasty, unkind, unpleasant, obnoxious, vile, contemptible, despicable, shabby, loathsome;
    unfair, uncharitable, uncalled for
    informal dirty, lowdown
    [Antonyms] nice, kind
  • 5 informal he was a rotten singer
    bad, poor, dreadful, awful, terrible, frightful, atrocious, hopeless, inadequate, inferior, substandard
    informal crummy, pathetic, useless, lousy, appalling, abysmal
    [Antonyms] accomplished, good
  • 6 informal she had a rotten time
    unpleasant, miserable, awful, dreadful, terrible, frightful, bad, horrible;
    disappointing, regrettable
    informal crummy, lousy
    [Antonyms] good, delightful
  • 7 informal I feel rotten about it
  • 8 informal I felt rotten with that cold See ill (sense 1) of the adjective)
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