adjective, rot·ten·er, rot·ten·est.
SYNONYMS FOR rotten
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Origin of rotten
OTHER WORDS FROM rottenrot·ten·ly, adverbrot·ten·ness, nounhalf-rotten, adjectiveun·rot·ten, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for rotten
It’s rather that the United States, sited on stolen lands and built by enslaved workers, was founded on rotten principles.We teach students how to understand the U.S., not to love it — or hate it|Daniel Immerwahr|December 23, 2020|Washington Post
This raft can be chunks of wet rotten wood, fresh cut live wood or anything in between.
Trust your eyes and, more importantly, your nose, to avoid rotten fruit.
In winter, you’ll have to make sure you don’t eat a rotten one.
Part of that may be rotten luck, but clock management contributed to that record.What to know from NFL Week 12: Tyreek Hill and Derrick Henry took over as the coronavirus loomed|Adam Kilgore|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
But each and every one of them has personal experience of the rottenness of the system.The Protests in Moscow Will Not Spark a Russian Spring|Owen Matthews|December 14, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The scandalmonger, inhibited from doing the forbidden thing, enjoys himself by a vicarious indulgence in rottenness.The Behavior of Crowds|Everett Dean Martin
The real savage is that monstrous, malignant, abject thing, generated out of the rottenness and ferment of civilisation.
The drizzle that fell upon the corpses softened them, and soon made the plain one broad tract of rottenness.Salammbo|Gustave Flaubert
In those days I couldnt see the hollowness and the rottenness of it all.John Brown|Captain R. W. Campbell
He adds: "Some have tried lime dust, and pits aired with tiles, and in a few days have found a mass of rottenness."