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Synonyms of rotten in English:


  • 1 the smell of rotten meat
    decaying, decayed, rotting, bad, off, decomposed, decomposing, putrid, putrescent, spoiled, spoilt, tainted, perished, mouldy, mouldering, mildewy, sour, rancid, rank, festering, fetid, stinking, smelly, unfit for human consumption;
    maggoty, worm-eaten, wormy, flyblown
    [Antonyms] fresh
  • 2 the wooden floor was rotten in places
    [Antonyms] sound
  • 3 he had the most disgusting rotten teeth
    decaying, decayed, crumbling, carious, black
  • 4 a New York detective who's rotten to the core
    corrupt, unprincipled, dishonest, dishonourable, unscrupulous, untrustworthy, immoral, villainous, bad, wicked, evil, sinful, iniquitous, vicious, base, amoral, debauched, degenerate, dissolute, dissipated, depraved, perverted, wanton;
    informalcrooked, warped
    British informalbent
    [Antonyms] honourable, decent, incorruptible
  • 5 informal it was a rotten thing to do
    nasty, unkind, unpleasant, foul, bad, obnoxious, vile, contemptible, despicable, wretched, shabby;
    spiteful, mean, malicious, poisonous, mean-spirited, cruel, hateful, hurtful;
    unfair, uncharitable, uncalled for, below the belt, unacceptable, unwarranted
    informaldirty, filthy, dirty rotten, low-down, off
    British informalbeastly, out of order
    vulgar slangshitty
    [Antonyms] nice, pleasant, kind
  • 6 informal he was a rotten journalist
    bad, poor, dreadful, awful, terrible, frightful, atrocious, hopeless, inadequate, inferior, unsatisfactory, laughable, substandard
    informalcrummy, pathetic, useless, lousy, appalling, abysmal, dire
    British informalduff, chronic, poxy, rubbish, pants, a load of pants
    North American vulgar slangchickenshit
    [Antonyms] good, accomplished
  • 7 informal you can keep your rotten job for all I care!
    informaldamn, damned, blasted, blessed, flaming, precious, confounded
    North American informalgoddam
    Australian/New Zealand informalplurry
    British informal, , datedbally, ruddy, deuced
    vulgar slangfucking, frigging
    British vulgar slangsodding
    Irish vulgar slangfecking
  • 8 informal she's had a pretty rotten time
    disappointing, regrettable, unfortunate, unlucky
    informallousy, beastly, diabolical
    British informalshocking
    [Antonyms] delightful, good, nice
  • 9 informal I feel rotten about it—I've ruined his life
  • 10British informal I felt rotten and couldn't eat for two days
    ill, unwell, poorly, bad, out of sorts, indisposed, not oneself, sick, queasy, nauseous, nauseated, peaky, liverish, green about the gills, run down, washed out, faint, dizzy, giddy, light-headed;
    British off, off colour
    informalunder the weather, below par, not up to par, funny, peculiar, rough, lousy, awful, terrible, dreadful, crummy
    British informalgrotty, ropy
    Scottish informalwabbit, peely-wally
    Australian/New Zealand informalcrook
    vulgar slangcrappy
    datedqueer, seedy
    [Antonyms] well, okay
  • adverb

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  • informal he fancies you something rotten
    very much, a lot, a great deal;
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