Definition and Meanings for rotten

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Rotten is ranked 8,540 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of rotten

adjective, adverb, noun

Etymology of rotten

icel. rotinn; akin to sw. rutten, dan. radden. see rot

Meaning of rotten


as adjective

  • having rotted; putrid; decayed; as, a rotten apple; rotten meat.;offensive to the smell; fetid; disgusting.
  • not firm or trusty; unsound; defective; treacherous; unsafe; as, a rotten plank, bone, stone.

as adverb, noun

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