Rotten - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrɑːtn|  American pronunciation of the word rotten
Brit.  |ˈrɒt(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word rotten


- very bad (syn: crappy, icky, lousy, shitty, stinking, stinky)
- damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless(syn: decayed, rotted)

rotten floor boards

- having decayed or disintegrated; usually implies foulness

dead and rotten in his grave


They did a rotten job.

What rotten weather we're having.

Those kids were spoiled rotten by their mother.

The room seemed very damp and had a rotten smell.

I was feeling rotten.

It was rotten cold that winter.

Some of the wood was completely rotten.

The apples went rotten very quickly.

What rotten luck!

The service was rotten.

He's a rotten driver.

Why are you being so rotten?

I don't want your rotten money!

You rotten bastard!

dead and rotten in his grave

Word forms

comparative: rottener
superlative: rottenest
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