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What is another word for rotten?

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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
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“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
“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
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“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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Causing distress, dread or alarm
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Dirty or unclean, especially disgustingly so
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Not characterized by or conducive to physical health or well-being
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Mistaken, faulty, or in error
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Physically ill or weakened
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Inedible
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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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