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Definition 1: having decayed or disintegrated; usually implies foulness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rotten or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dead and rotten in his grave

(rotten is similar to ...) lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age

"stale bread" "the beer was stale"

Definition 2: damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rotten or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rotten floor boards
  • rotted beams
  • a decayed foundation

Synonyms for rotten in the sense of this definition

(rotten is similar to ...) not in good condition; damaged or decayed

"an unsound foundation"

Definition 3: very bad - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rotten or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a lousy play
  • it's a stinking world

Synonyms for rotten in the sense of this definition

(rotten is similar to ...) having undesirable or negative qualities

"a bad report card" "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression" "a bad little boy" "clothes in bad shape" "a bad cut" "bad luck" "the news was very bad" "the reviews were bad" "the pay is bad" "it was a bad light for reading" "the movie was a bad choice"

(rotten is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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