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Adjective
Suffering from decay or decomposition
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“There were about ten of them, all with the same bloodshot eyes, smeared faces, and rotten teeth.”
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In a dilapidated or disintegrating condition, typically about to fall apart
“I clambered up the rest of the stairs and dashed to the left, jumping over the rotten floorboards halfway down the hall.”
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Morally, socially, or politically corrupt
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“Claudius, in a setting of mid-Victorian Gothic, was marked as the villain and focus of all that was rotten in Denmark.”
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Malicious or mean-spirited in nature or intent
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“It was a truly rotten thing to do, but not so awful that any of our administrators would take a public stand against it.”
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Very bad in standard, state or quality
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“I have never in my life seen such rotten workmanship or material.”
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Causing unhappiness or discomfort
“The majority of the people in this town still go on living in rotten conditions.”
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Displeasing to one's senses
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“A rotten smell emanated from these poorly cured leather accessories.”
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Miserably unwell or nauseous
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“She's feeling slightly rotten from the anesthetic, but is otherwise fine.”
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Deserving of contempt
“She was too blinded by her love to see what a no-good, rotten scoundrel he was.”
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Feeling remorse or embarrassment (from guilt)
“I feel rotten for being such a tattletale.”
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Suggestively offensive or ill-natured
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Suffering from disease
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Extremely difficult or unpleasant
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Wrong or faulty
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Unpleasantly rough or jarring in smell or taste
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Physically ill or weakened
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Physically or structurally not safe or robust
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In a state of disrepair
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To a great or extent or degree
“She's also spoiled rotten because she's Mother's favorite.”
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