in a state of foul decay or decomposition, as animal or vegetable matter; rotten.
of, relating to, or attended by putrefaction.
having the odor of decaying flesh.
thoroughly corrupt, depraved, or evil.
of very low quality; rotten.
- pu·trid·i·ty, pu·trid·ness, noun
- pu·trid·ly, adverb
- un·pu·trid, adjective
- un·pu·trid·ly, adverb
- un·pu·trid·ness, noun
- un·pu·trid·i·ty, noun
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How to use putrid in a sentence
She also devastates a corner so putrid-looking, it resembles Dijon mustard tie-dye.
They forced turnovers but not misses from their opponents, and their rebounding was putrid on both ends of the floor.Who Said Small Ball Is The Only Way To Win A Title? | Louis Zatzman | July 14, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
They have putrid California grapes for eyes, puffed-out cheeks of spoiled plums, sweltered eggplant lips.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq | Nathan Bradley Bethea | August 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“The article appears to consist in whole or in part of a filthy, putrid, or decomposed substance,” noted the official report form.
In the latest CBS/NYT poll, the GOP had a putrid 31 percent approval rating, its lowest ever recorded.
The instant she'd opened him up, she detected the putrid, pungent smell of booze as it breaks down in the body.
On crossing it for the first time, I perceived lying about me half putrid cats and dogs—and even a mule in the same state.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
The putrid flesh came away with the garments, but the drunkards never heeded.The Chequers | James Runciman
Again, we will pass through stinking sewers, up to our elbows in putrid filth.Black Diamonds | Mr Jkai
The most delicate birds, even grouse, may be kept this way, if not putrid.A Poetical Cook-Book | Maria J. Moss
Their bodies, when putrid, floated down the stream, and many in all probability were deposited in the estuary of the Plata.The Rain Cloud | Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for putrid
(of organic matter) in a state of decomposition, usually giving off a foul smell: putrid meat
morally corrupt or worthless
sickening; foul: a putrid smell
informal deficient in quality or value: a putrid film
- putridity or putridness, noun
- putridly, adverb
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