Definition of rotten in English:

rotten

Pronunciation /ˈrätn/ /ˈrɑtn/

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adjectiverottener, rottenest

  • 1Suffering from decay.

    ‘rotten eggs’
    • ‘the supporting beams were rotten’
    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
    disintegrating, crumbling, falling to pieces, decomposing, decaying
    decaying, decayed, crumbling, carious, black
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    1. 1.1Morally, socially, or politically corrupt.
      • ‘he believed that the whole art business was rotten’
      corrupt, unprincipled, dishonest, dishonourable, unscrupulous, untrustworthy, immoral, villainous, bad, wicked, evil, sinful, iniquitous, vicious, base, amoral, debauched, degenerate, dissolute, dissipated, depraved, perverted, wanton
      nasty, unkind, unpleasant, foul, bad, obnoxious, vile, contemptible, despicable, wretched, shabby
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  • 2informal Very bad.

    • ‘she was a rotten cook’
    • ‘he's had rotten luck this year’
    bad, poor, dreadful, awful, terrible, frightful, atrocious, hopeless, inadequate, inferior, unsatisfactory, laughable, substandard
    wretched, horrible, unspeakable
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    1. 2.1Extremely unpleasant.
      • ‘it's rotten for you having to cope on your own’
      unpleasant, disagreeable, miserable, awful, dreadful, terrible, frightful, bad, vile, grim, horrid, horrible, ghastly
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    2. 2.2Unwell.
      • ‘she tried to tell me she felt rotten’
      ill, unwell, poorly, bad, out of sorts, indisposed, not oneself, sick, queasy, nauseous, nauseated, peaky, liverish, green around the gills, run down, washed out, faint, dizzy, giddy, light-headed
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adverb

informal
  • To an extreme degree; very much.

    • ‘your mother said that I spoiled you rotten’
    • ‘He is a decent, dull-faced fellow who appears completely normal, which is more than can be said for the local copper, who fancies Rachel rotten.’
    • ‘You know that my mother spoils both my children rotten.’
    • ‘Mothers were supposed to harass you until you had your own children, after which they spoiled your children rotten.’
    • ‘It was times like these when he wished he had had a sister growing up so he could spoil her rotten and always have someone to be close to.’
    • ‘Easter was great and I spoiled Riley rotten by buying her lots of stuff.’
    • ‘She's also spoiled rotten because she's Mother's favorite, even though she's a year younger than I am.’
    • ‘His lips slid along her cheek to whisper into her ear, ‘Let me spoil you rotten today.’’
    • ‘There he learns the true meaning of being spoiled rotten.’
    • ‘Bailey is pretty much our baby and we spoil her rotten.’
    • ‘His daughter starts off trying to kill Blade and ends up fancying him rotten.’
    • ‘But Dash was the true love of her life and she spoilt him rotten.’
    • ‘The last child is an eight-year-old girl and spoiled rotten.’
    • ‘The next day, I moved in with my grandparents, who lived on the north side of Metrocon, and I guess to help me heal, they spoiled me rotten.’
    • ‘The girls were all in high school and were spoiled rotten, always showing off their latest buys at the mall, totally obsessed with themselves.’
    • ‘At school, people practically fell over each other to date him, and where his parents were concerned, well, they just spoiled him rotten.’
    • ‘The rich children were spoiled rotten, and lived in sharp contrast to the rich teenagers, who were all very good and very dull.’
    • ‘I wish her to leave here and find her own happiness, a life where a person would treasure her and make her the luckiest person in the world for the rest of her life and spoil her rotten.’
    • ‘He adored Rebecca more than anything else on the planet, and proved that continuously by spoiling her rotten and buying her whatever her heart desired.’
    • ‘She was just spoilt rotten, and always got her way.’
    • ‘Henriette grew to rival her mother's beauty, but was eventually spoiled quite rotten by the fact that she was the only girl in the family.’
    very much, a lot, a great deal
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Origin

Middle English from Old Norse rotinn.