Synonyms of rot in English:

rot


See US English definition of rot

See UK English definition of rot

See Spanish definition of podredumbre

verb

1‘the floorboards in the centre of the room had rotted’

SYNONYMS
decay, decompose, disintegrate, crumble, become rotten
corrode, perish

2‘the meat was beginning to rot’

SYNONYMS
go bad, go off, spoil
go sour, moulder, go mouldy, taint
putrefy, fester, become gangrenous, mortify
rare necrose, sphacelate

3‘poor city neighbourhoods have been left to rot for years’

SYNONYMS
deteriorate, degenerate, decline, decay, fall into decay, go to rack and ruin, become dilapidated, go to seed, go downhill, languish, moulder
informal go to pot, go to the dogs, go down the toilet
ANTONYMS

recover, improve


noun

1‘the leaves were turning black with rot’

SYNONYMS
decay, decomposition
corrosion
mould, mouldiness, mildew, blight, canker
putrefaction, putrescence
wet rot, dry rot

2‘staunch defenders of traditionalism argued that the rot set in with Van Gogh and Gauguin’

SYNONYMS
deterioration, decline
corruption, canker, cancer

3‘stop talking rot’

SYNONYMS
nonsense, balderdash, gibberish, claptrap, blarney, blather, blether
British rubbish
informal hogwash, baloney, tripe, drivel, bilge, bosh, bull, bunk, hot air, eyewash, piffle, poppycock, phooey, hooey, malarkey, twaddle, guff, dribble
British informal cobblers, codswallop, cock, stuff and nonsense, tosh
Scottish, Northern English informal havers
North American informal garbage, flapdoodle, blathers, wack, bushwa, applesauce
US informal bellywash
informal, dated bunkum, tommyrot, cod, gammon
North American vulgar slang crapola
ANTONYMS

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