Definition of putrid in English:

putrid

adjective

  • 1(of organic matter) decaying or rotting and emitting a fetid smell.

    ‘a butcher who sold putrid meat’
    • ‘They all in general had putrid gums, the spots and lassitude, with weakness of their knees.’
    • ‘This time there were no putrid fish or noxious fumes.’
    • ‘She squeezed her eyes tightly, unable to bear the thought of her eyes coming in contact with the putrid water which engulfed her.’
    • ‘He felt he was melting and would end up as a putrid puddle of jellied meat on the floor of the cave.’
    • ‘She felt the scent of putrid alcohol and knew she was doomed.’
    • ‘Tavis restrained the urge to kill me by taking another long gulp of his putrid coffee and sighing.’
    • ‘The egg cracks open and a putrid gas squirts out.’
    • ‘She held her nose closed, stepping over a river of some kind of brown putrid liquid.’
    decomposing, decomposed, decaying, decayed, rotting, rotten, bad, off, putrefied, putrescent, rancid, mouldy, spoilt
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    1. 1.1 Of or characteristic of rotting matter.
      ‘the putrid smells from the slaughterhouses’
      • ‘‘She doesn't want to eat with putrid garbage,’ Vincent put in.’
      • ‘The combination of sewage and oil has resulted in a putrid smell spreading over a wide area.’
      • ‘The air smelt putrid with the stench of rotting flesh.’
      • ‘Now, when the lights went on, she had ten seconds to be in the other room before the putrid gas was released.’
      • ‘They're trapped, on boats, roofs, porches, surrounded by black and putrid water.’
      • ‘Immediately, Felix's hand flew to his nose before the putrid, repulsive stench could.’
      • ‘They stepped into the tunnels of the sewers, in the ankle-deep, putrid water.’
      • ‘In fact the smell of the putrid dust was nonexistent.’
      • ‘You are stuck here sharing in the hopelessness and breathing the putrid air for the next seven days.’
      • ‘The dog growled again, its breath hot and putrid.’
      • ‘She ignored my first comment, but to the second, she chirped, ‘No, you smell like putrid tuna.’’
      • ‘That sick sense of something putrid and vile grew stronger and stronger as Bahzell concentrated upon it.’
      • ‘Consumers pay for poultry based on weight - including the putrid water added to it.’
      • ‘The sin sheep eat the soul grass, and the souls work off bad karma in the sheep's unspeakably putrid intestinal track.’
      • ‘She shivered as their chilled breath filled the air, suffocating her with its putrid weight.’
      • ‘Her huge lips smacked together with each chew of gum that gave off a putrid, sickening watermelon stench.’
      • ‘You don't want us to pace endlessly up and down the hallway, drinking putrid coffee in paper cups and looking forlorn?’
      • ‘Pointing to the blasted house and putrid water in the street, she exclaimed: ‘We have been pushed back to the age of boiling water.’’
      • ‘As I breathed in the putrid air, a metallic taste formed at the back of my throat, making my stomach more than a little queasy.’
      • ‘You cannot leave such putrid garbage for two weeks.’
  • 2informal Very unpleasant; repulsive.

    ‘the cocktail is a putrid pink colour’
    • ‘She covered her face, coughing until she could taste yesterday's putrid cocktail on her tongue.’
    • ‘I was surrounded by a disgusting and putrid evil wanting nothing more than to humiliate and destroy me.’
    • ‘The exposed skin where his delicate patch usually lay was a vile, putrid yellow.’
    • ‘The young messenger whirled to face him and smelled his warm, putrid breath.’
    • ‘The creature came right up to us, until we could smell its putrid breath and hear it's snapping jaws.’
    • ‘I was glad I wasn't on her side, because I could smell his putrid breath even from several feet away.’
    • ‘The actors in the commercial convincingly bulge out their cheeks to convey that they are full of putrid vomit.’
    • ‘By midnight, save for the few who'd donned old sneakers and jeans, gay summer colors had become a uniformed dull, putrid, brown.’
    • ‘These are symptoms of a disease, the ugly, putrid sores of a deeper illness.’
    • ‘Even the air seemed to hang with the putrid color.’
    • ‘The Texans have been equally putrid offensively.’
    • ‘The putrid green color coats the inside of his lids.’
    • ‘The filial photo, on the other hand, is an acid nightmare of lime green and putrid pink.’
    • ‘The paint had almost completely rusted off and the few remaining patches of color were a putrid shade of green.’
    • ‘She was just metres from being swallowed by the putrid, disgusting gunk of grief.’
    • ‘By winter, the colour would all be gone, replaced by black bark and the putrid brown of decay set against grey sky and grey water.’
    • ‘Given the putrid offensive production it's frankly amazing that the Twins have been able to remain in contention.’
    • ‘Well folks, that go-along attitude and curiosity have together congealed into a large putrid mass of disgust.’
    • ‘This is when the ugly head of terrorism, spawned from the putrid heap of human rejects, knocks on the doors of civilized people.’
    • ‘It tasted like the smell of a belch, and had the colour of putrid dishwater.’
    revolting, disgusting, abhorrent, repellent, repugnant, offensive, objectionable, vile, foul, nasty, loathsome, sickening, nauseating, stomach-churning, stomach-turning, hateful, detestable, execrable, abominable, monstrous, appalling, reprehensible, deplorable, insufferable, intolerable, despicable, contemptible, beyond the pale, unspeakable, noxious, horrendous, heinous, atrocious, awful, terrible, dreadful, frightful, obnoxious, unsavoury, unpleasant, disagreeable, distasteful, dislikeable, off-putting, uninviting, displeasing
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin putridus, from putrere ‘to rot’, from puter, putr- ‘rotten’.

Pronunciation

putrid

/ˈpjuːtrɪd/