Definition of putrid in English:


Line breaks: pu¦trid
Pronunciation: /ˈpjuːtrɪd


  • 2 informal Very unpleasant; repulsive: the cocktail is a putrid pink colour
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    • The putrid green color coats the inside of his lids.
    • The paint had almost completely rusted off and the few remaining patches of color were a putrid shade of green.
    • Well folks, that go-along attitude and curiosity have together congealed into a large putrid mass of disgust.



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  • It is a disgusting bird, with its bald scarlet head formed to wallow in putridity.
  • She takes on the putridity with all the imagination at her command to build something anew from the ruins.
  • Boxing Helena is hereby pronounced guilty of abysmal putridity.


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  • The Raffalesia plant, also known as the ‘corpse plant’, was putridly sickening.
  • We would run to him, sweaty and out of breath, and he would embrace us both, and tell me how putridly I stunk of perspiration.
  • He either locks himself inside that dusty old library, or remains in that putridly small studio of his.


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  • On the other hand, the Dolby Digital soundtracks are just fine and really enhance the overall putridness of Vanilla Ice and his band.


late Middle English: from Latin putridus, from putrere 'to rot', from puter, putr- 'rotten'.

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