Definition of rotten
- a rotten day
- a rotten job
- feeling rotten
They did a rotten job.
What rotten weather we're having.
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
chaste, immaculate, incorruptible, innocent, inoffensive, irreproachable, lily-white, perfect, pure, spotless, squeaky-clean, uncorrupted, unerring, unfallen, unobjectionable, venerable, white, wholesome;
Those kids were spoiled rotten by their mother.
: very badly or poorly
: very much
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having a quality expressive of sadness
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