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
He offered dignity and commitment over putrid cynicism, courage in the face of hatred.Baseball Legend Hank Aaron Has Passed Away, But His Home Run Record Remains a Lesson in Courage and Commitment | Sean Gregory | January 22, 2021 | Time
Those extra pathways can pigment terms, weaponize musical notes, or even ruin a first date with a rather putrid-tasting name.
This water, although of a dirty and thick appearance, is said to possess the valuable quality of resisting putridity for years.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
A remarkable effect of the Puna wind is its power of speedily drying animal bodies, and thereby preventing putridity.
Politicians as corrupt as putridity itself, trembled and cried aloud for help.The Way to Abolish Slavery | Charles Stearns
But the dirt of a prison speaks sadness to the heart, and appears to be already in a state of putridity and infection.Caleb Williams | William Godwin
Sepsis, sep′sis, n. putridity, rot: a genus of dipterous insects.
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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