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putrid

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of putrid

  1. having undergone organic breakdown the putrid remains of a dead raccoon on the side of the highway Synonyms of putrid addled, bad, corrupted, decayed, decomposed, putrefied, rotten, spoiledWords Related to putrid curdled, fermented, off, rancid, rank, sour, soured, sourish, turned; contaminated, defiled, fouled, impure, polluted, tainted; corroded, crumbled, degenerated, deteriorated, disintegrated; decaying, decomposing, disintegrating, mildewy, moldering, moldy, putrefying, putrescent, rotting; gangrenousNear Antonyms of putrid fresh, good, sweet; preserved, pristine, uncontaminated, undefiled, unpolluted, unspoiled, untainted, untouchedAntonyms of putrid undecomposed

Synonym Discussion of putrid

malodorous, stinking, fetid, noisome, putrid, rank, fusty, musty mean bad-smelling. malodorous may range from the unpleasant to the strongly offensive.
    • malodorous fertilizers
stinking and fetid suggest the foul or disgusting.
    • prisoners were held in stinking cells
    • the fetid odor of skunk cabbage
noisome adds a suggestion of being harmful or unwholesome as well as offensive.
    • a stagnant, noisome sewer
putrid implies particularly the sickening odor of decaying organic matter.
    • the putrid smell of rotting fish
rank suggests a strong unpleasant smell.
    • rank cigar smoke
fusty and musty suggest lack of fresh air and sunlight, fusty also implying prolonged uncleanliness, musty stressing the effects of dampness, mildew, or age.
    • a fusty attic
    • the musty odor of a damp cellar

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