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Meaning of ROTTEN

Pronunciation:  'râtn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having rotted or disintegrated; usually implies foulness; "dead and rotten in his grave"
  2. [adj]  (informal) very bad; "a lousy play"; "it's a stinking world"
  3. [adj]  damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless; "rotten floor boards"; "rotted beams"; "a decayed foundation"

ROTTEN is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: bad, corrupt, crappy, decayed, decomposed, decomposing, icky, lousy, moldered, moldering, mouldered, mouldering, putrefied, putrescent, putrid, putrified, rotted, rotting, shitty, stinking, stinky, tainted, unsound
 Antonyms: unrotted, unrotten



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Rot"ten\, a. [Icel. rotinn; akin to Sw. rutten, Dan.
radden. See {Rot}.]
Having rotted; putrid; decayed; as, a rotten apple; rotten
meat. Hence:
(a) Offensive to the smell; fetid; disgusting.

          You common cry of curs! whose breath I hate As reek
          of the rotten fens.                  --Shak.
(b) Not firm or trusty; unsound; defective; treacherous;
    unsafe; as, a rotten plank, bone, stone. ``The deepness
    of the rotten way.'' --Knolles.

{Rotten borough}. See under {Borough}.

{Rotten stone} (Min.), a soft stone, called also {Tripoli}
   (from the country from which it was formerly brought),
   used in all sorts of finer grinding and polishing in the
   arts, and for cleaning metallic substances. The name is
   also given to other friable siliceous stones applied to
   like uses.

Syn: Putrefied; decayed; carious; defective; unsound;
     corrupt; deceitful; treacherous. -- {Rot"ten*ly}, adv.
     -- {Rot"ten*ness}, n.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that something is rotten, suggests that you are wasting away your potential. You have failed to make use of the opportunities that have come your way.