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rotten

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adjective rot·ten \ˈrä-tən\

: having rotted or decayed and no longer able to be used, eaten, etc.

: very bad or unpleasant

: not well or healthy

Full Definition of ROTTEN

1
:  having rotted :  putrid
2
:  morally corrupt
3
:  extremely unpleasant or inferior <a rotten day> <a rotten job>
4
:  very uncomfortable <feeling rotten>
5
:  of very poor quality :  lousy, abominable <a rotten show> <what rotten luck>
rot·ten·ly adverb
rot·ten·ness \-tən-(n)əs\ noun

Examples of ROTTEN

  1. They did a rotten job.
  2. What rotten weather we're having.

Origin of ROTTEN

Middle English roten, from Old Norse rotinn; akin to Old English rotian to rot
First Known Use: 13th century

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Rhymes with ROTTEN

2rotten

adverb

: very badly or poorly

: very much

Full Definition of ROTTEN

:  to an extreme degree <spoiled rotten>

Examples of ROTTEN

  1. Those kids were spoiled rotten by their mother.

First Known Use of ROTTEN

1880

Rhymes with ROTTEN

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