adjective, rottener, rottenest.
decomposing or decaying; putrid; tainted, foul, or bad-smelling.
corrupt or morally offensive.
wretchedly bad, unpleasant, or unsatisfactory; miserable:
a rotten piece of work; a rotten day at the office.
a rotten little liar; a rotten trick.
(of soil, rocks, etc.) soft, yielding, or friable as the result of decomposition.
Australian Slang. drunk.
affected with rot; decomposing, decaying, or putrid
breaking up, esp through age or hard use; disintegrating: rotten ironwork
morally despicable or corrupt
untrustworthy, disloyal, or treacherous
(informal) unpleasant, unfortunate, or nasty: rotten luck, rotten weather
(informal) unsatisfactory or poor: rotten workmanship
(informal) miserably unwell
(informal) distressed, uncomfortable, and embarrassed: I felt rotten when I told him to go
(of rocks, soils, etc) soft and crumbling, esp as a result of weathering
(slang, mainly Austral & NZ) intoxicated; drunk
extremely; very much: men fancy her rotten
noun 1. a friable stone resulting from the decomposition of a siliceous limestone, used as a powder for polishing metals. noun 1. a much-weathered limestone, rich in silica: used in powdered form for polishing metal
- Rotten to the core
Thoroughly bad, as in It seems that this police unit is rotten to the core, involved in numerous extortion schemes. The noun core here denotes the central part or heart of anything or anyone. The idiom was first recorded in 1804.
noun, Chiefly British Slang. 1. a thoroughly bad, worthless, or objectionable person. noun 1. (slang, mainly Brit) a worthless, unpleasant, or despicable person
noun 1. a seaport in SW Netherlands. 2. a town in E New York, on the Mohawk River. noun 1. a port in the SW Netherlands, in South Holland province: the second largest city of the Netherlands and one of the world’s largest ports; oil refineries, shipbuilding yards, etc. Pop: 600 000 (2003 est) Rotterdam […]