Definition of putrid in English:

putrid

adjective

  • 1(of organic matter) decaying or rotting and emitting a fetid smell.

    ‘a butcher who sold putrid meat’
    • ‘They all in general had putrid gums, the spots and lassitude, with weakness of their knees.’
    • ‘The egg cracks open and a putrid gas squirts out.’
    • ‘She felt the scent of putrid alcohol and knew she was doomed.’
    • ‘She squeezed her eyes tightly, unable to bear the thought of her eyes coming in contact with the putrid water which engulfed her.’
    • ‘Tavis restrained the urge to kill me by taking another long gulp of his putrid coffee and sighing.’
    • ‘She held her nose closed, stepping over a river of some kind of brown putrid liquid.’
    • ‘He felt he was melting and would end up as a putrid puddle of jellied meat on the floor of the cave.’
    • ‘This time there were no putrid fish or noxious fumes.’
    decomposing, decomposed, decaying, decayed, rotting, rotten, bad, off, putrefied, putrescent, rancid, mouldy, spoilt
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    1. 1.1Of or characteristic of rotting matter.
      ‘the putrid smells from the slaughterhouses’
      • ‘The dog growled again, its breath hot and putrid.’
      • ‘She shivered as their chilled breath filled the air, suffocating her with its putrid weight.’
      • ‘She ignored my first comment, but to the second, she chirped, ‘No, you smell like putrid tuna.’’
      • ‘In fact the smell of the putrid dust was nonexistent.’
      • ‘You don't want us to pace endlessly up and down the hallway, drinking putrid coffee in paper cups and looking forlorn?’
      • ‘You cannot leave such putrid garbage for two weeks.’
      • ‘They're trapped, on boats, roofs, porches, surrounded by black and putrid water.’
      • ‘Consumers pay for poultry based on weight - including the putrid water added to it.’
      • ‘You are stuck here sharing in the hopelessness and breathing the putrid air for the next seven days.’
      • ‘As I breathed in the putrid air, a metallic taste formed at the back of my throat, making my stomach more than a little queasy.’
      • ‘Now, when the lights went on, she had ten seconds to be in the other room before the putrid gas was released.’
      • ‘They stepped into the tunnels of the sewers, in the ankle-deep, putrid water.’
      • ‘Immediately, Felix's hand flew to his nose before the putrid, repulsive stench could.’
      • ‘That sick sense of something putrid and vile grew stronger and stronger as Bahzell concentrated upon it.’
      • ‘Her huge lips smacked together with each chew of gum that gave off a putrid, sickening watermelon stench.’
      • ‘The sin sheep eat the soul grass, and the souls work off bad karma in the sheep's unspeakably putrid intestinal track.’
      • ‘‘She doesn't want to eat with putrid garbage,’ Vincent put in.’
      • ‘Pointing to the blasted house and putrid water in the street, she exclaimed: ‘We have been pushed back to the age of boiling water.’’
      • ‘The combination of sewage and oil has resulted in a putrid smell spreading over a wide area.’
      • ‘The air smelt putrid with the stench of rotting flesh.’
  • 2informal Very unpleasant; repulsive.

    ‘the cocktail is a putrid pink colour’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Given the putrid offensive production it's frankly amazing that the Twins have been able to remain in contention.’
    • ‘These are symptoms of a disease, the ugly, putrid sores of a deeper illness.’
    • ‘Even the air seemed to hang with the putrid color.’
    • ‘It tasted like the smell of a belch, and had the colour of putrid dishwater.’
    • ‘The Texans have been equally putrid offensively.’
    • ‘I was surrounded by a disgusting and putrid evil wanting nothing more than to humiliate and destroy me.’
    • ‘The exposed skin where his delicate patch usually lay was a vile, putrid yellow.’
    • ‘She was just metres from being swallowed by the putrid, disgusting gunk of grief.’
    • ‘By midnight, save for the few who'd donned old sneakers and jeans, gay summer colors had become a uniformed dull, putrid, brown.’
    • ‘The filial photo, on the other hand, is an acid nightmare of lime green and putrid pink.’
    • ‘This is when the ugly head of terrorism, spawned from the putrid heap of human rejects, knocks on the doors of civilized people.’
    • ‘I was glad I wasn't on her side, because I could smell his putrid breath even from several feet away.’
    • ‘The young messenger whirled to face him and smelled his warm, putrid breath.’
    • ‘The creature came right up to us, until we could smell its putrid breath and hear it's snapping jaws.’
    • ‘She covered her face, coughing until she could taste yesterday's putrid cocktail on her tongue.’
    • ‘The actors in the commercial convincingly bulge out their cheeks to convey that they are full of putrid vomit.’
    • ‘By winter, the colour would all be gone, replaced by black bark and the putrid brown of decay set against grey sky and grey water.’
    revolting, disgusting, abhorrent, repellent, repugnant, offensive, objectionable, vile, foul, nasty, loathsome, sickening, nauseating, stomach-churning, stomach-turning, hateful, detestable, execrable, abominable, monstrous, appalling, reprehensible, deplorable, insufferable, intolerable, despicable, contemptible, beyond the pale, unspeakable, noxious, horrendous, heinous, atrocious, awful, terrible, dreadful, frightful, obnoxious, unsavoury, unpleasant, disagreeable, distasteful, dislikeable, off-putting, uninviting, displeasing
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Origin

Late Middle English from Latin putridus, from putrere ‘to rot’, from puter, putr- ‘rotten’.

Pronunciation

putrid

/ˈpjuːtrɪd/