Synonyms of rotten in English:

rotten


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adjective

1‘the smell of rotten meat’

SYNONYMS
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
addled
maggoty, worm-eaten, wormy, flyblown
ANTONYMS

fresh

2‘the wooden floor was rotten in places’

SYNONYMS
disintegrating, crumbling, falling to pieces, decomposing, decaying
corroding
ANTONYMS

sound

3‘he had the most disgusting rotten teeth’

SYNONYMS
decaying, decayed, crumbling, carious, black
rare caried

4‘a New York detective who's rotten to the core’

SYNONYMS
corrupt, unprincipled, dishonest, dishonourable, unscrupulous, untrustworthy, immoral, villainous, bad, wicked, evil, sinful, iniquitous, vicious, base, amoral, debauched, degenerate, dissolute, dissipated, depraved, perverted, wanton
venal
informal crooked, warped
British informal bent
ANTONYMS

honourable, decent, incorruptible

5‘it was a rotten thing to do’

SYNONYMS
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
informal dirty, filthy, dirty rotten, low-down, off
British informal beastly, out of order
vulgar slang shitty
ANTONYMS

nice, pleasant, kind

6‘he was a rotten journalist’

SYNONYMS
bad, poor, dreadful, awful, terrible, frightful, atrocious, hopeless, inadequate, inferior, unsatisfactory, laughable, substandard
informal crummy, pathetic, useless, lousy, appalling, abysmal, dire
British informal duff, chronic, poxy, rubbish, pants, a load of pants
North American vulgar slang chickenshit
ANTONYMS

good, accomplished

7‘you can keep your rotten job for all I care!’

SYNONYMS
wretched, horrible, unspeakable
informal damn, damned, blasted, blessed, flaming, precious, confounded
British informal flipping, blinking, blooming, bloody, bleeding, effing, chuffing
North American informal goddam
Australian, New Zealand informal plurry
British informal, dated bally, ruddy, deuced
vulgar slang fucking, frigging
British vulgar slang sodding
Irish vulgar slang fecking

8‘she's had a pretty rotten time’

SYNONYMS
unpleasant, disagreeable, miserable, awful, dreadful, terrible, frightful, bad, vile, grim, horrid, horrible, ghastly
disappointing, regrettable, unfortunate, unlucky
informal lousy, beastly, diabolical
British informal shocking
ANTONYMS

delightful, good, nice

9‘I feel rotten about it—I've ruined his life’

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guilty, conscience-stricken, remorseful, guilt-ridden, ashamed, chastened, contrite, sorry, full of regret, regretful, repentant, penitent, shamefaced, self-reproachful, apologetic

10‘I felt rotten and couldn't eat for two days’

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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
British off, off colour
informal under the weather, below par, not up to par, funny, peculiar, rough, lousy, awful, terrible, dreadful, crummy
British informal grotty, ropy
Scottish informal wabbit, peely-wally
Australian, New Zealand informal crook
vulgar slang crappy
dated queer, seedy
rare peaked, peakish
ANTONYMS

well, okay


adverb

1‘he fancies you something rotten’

SYNONYMS
very much, a lot, a great deal
really