Synonyms of rotten in English:

rotten


See definition of rotten

adjective

1‘the smell of rotten meat’

SYNONYMS

decaying, decayed, rotting, bad, off, decomposed, decomposing, putrid, putrescent, spoiled, spoilt, tainted, perished, mouldy, mouldering, mildewy, sour, rancid, rank, festering, fetid, stinking, smelly, unfit for human consumption

addled

maggoty, worm-eaten, wormy, flyblown

ANTONYMS

fresh

2‘the wooden floor was rotten in places’

SYNONYMS

disintegrating, crumbling, falling to pieces, decomposing, decaying

corroding

ANTONYMS

sound

3‘he had the most disgusting rotten teeth’

SYNONYMS

decaying, decayed, crumbling, carious, black

rare caried

4‘a New York detective who's rotten to the core’

SYNONYMS

corrupt, unprincipled, dishonest, dishonourable, unscrupulous, untrustworthy, immoral, villainous, bad, wicked, evil, sinful, iniquitous, vicious, base, amoral, debauched, degenerate, dissolute, dissipated, depraved, perverted, wanton

venal

informal crooked, warped

British informal bent

ANTONYMS

honourable, decent, incorruptible

5‘it was a rotten thing to do’

SYNONYMS

nasty, unkind, unpleasant, foul, bad, obnoxious, vile, contemptible, despicable, wretched, shabby

spiteful, mean, malicious, poisonous, mean-spirited, cruel, hateful, hurtful

unfair, uncharitable, uncalled for, below the belt, unacceptable, unwarranted

dirty, filthy, dirty rotten, low-down, off

British beastly, out of order

vulgar slang shitty

ANTONYMS

nice, pleasant, kind

6‘he was a rotten journalist’

SYNONYMS

bad, poor, dreadful, awful, terrible, frightful, atrocious, hopeless, inadequate, inferior, unsatisfactory, laughable, substandard

crummy, pathetic, useless, lousy, appalling, abysmal, dire

British duff, chronic, poxy, rubbish, pants, a load of pants

North American vulgar slang chickenshit

ANTONYMS

good, accomplished

7‘you can keep your rotten job for all I care!’

SYNONYMS

wretched, horrible, unspeakable

damn, damned, blasted, blessed, flaming, precious, confounded

British flipping, blinking, blooming, bloody, bleeding, effing, chuffing

North American goddam

NZ Australian plurry

British dated bally, ruddy, deuced

vulgar slang fucking, frigging

British vulgar slang sodding

Irish vulgar slang fecking

8‘she's had a pretty rotten time’

SYNONYMS

unpleasant, disagreeable, miserable, awful, dreadful, terrible, frightful, bad, vile, grim, horrid, horrible, ghastly

disappointing, regrettable, unfortunate, unlucky

lousy, beastly, diabolical

British shocking

ANTONYMS

delightful, good, nice

9‘I feel rotten about it—I've ruined his life’

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guilty, conscience-stricken, remorseful, guilt-ridden, ashamed, chastened, contrite, sorry, full of regret, regretful, repentant, penitent, shamefaced, self-reproachful, apologetic

10‘I felt rotten and couldn't eat for two days’

SYNONYMS

ill, unwell, poorly, bad, out of sorts, indisposed, not oneself, sick, queasy, nauseous, nauseated, peaky, liverish, green about the gills, run down, washed out, faint, dizzy, giddy, light-headed

off, off colour

under the weather, below par, not up to par, funny, peculiar, rough, lousy, awful, terrible, dreadful, crummy

grotty, ropy

Scottish wabbit, peely-wally

NZ Australian crook

vulgar slang crappy

dated queer, seedy

rare peaked, peakish

ANTONYMS

well, okay


adverb

1‘he fancies you something rotten’

SYNONYMS

very much, a lot, a great deal

really