Synonyms of rot in English:

rot


See definition of rot

verb

1‘the floorboards in the centre of the room had rotted’

SYNONYMS

decay, decompose, disintegrate, crumble, become rotten

corrode, perish

2‘the meat was beginning to rot’

SYNONYMS

go bad, go off, spoil

go sour, moulder, go mouldy, taint

putrefy, fester, become gangrenous, mortify

rare necrose, sphacelate

3‘poor city neighbourhoods have been left to rot for years’

SYNONYMS

deteriorate, degenerate, decline, decay, fall into decay, go to rack and ruin, become dilapidated, go to seed, go downhill, languish, moulder

informal go to pot, go to the dogs, go down the toilet

ANTONYMS

recover, improve


noun

1‘the leaves were turning black with rot’

SYNONYMS

decay, decomposition

corrosion

mould, mouldiness, mildew, blight, canker

putrefaction, putrescence

wet rot, dry rot

2‘staunch defenders of traditionalism argued that the rot set in with Van Gogh and Gauguin’

SYNONYMS

deterioration, decline

corruption, canker, cancer

3‘stop talking rot’

SYNONYMS

nonsense, rubbish, balderdash, gibberish, claptrap, blarney, blather, blether

hogwash, baloney, tripe, drivel, bilge, bosh, bull, bunk, hot air, eyewash, piffle, poppycock, phooey, hooey, malarkey, twaddle, guff, dribble

British cobblers, codswallop, cock, stuff and nonsense, tosh

Northern English Scottish havers

North American garbage, flapdoodle, blathers, wack, bushwa, applesauce

dated bunkum, tommyrot, cod, gammon

North American vulgar slang crapola

ANTONYMS

sense