Meaning of rotten

rot•ten

Pronunciation: (rot'n), [key]
— -er, -est.
  1. decomposing or decaying; putrid; tainted, foul, or bad-smelling.
  2. corrupt or morally offensive.
  3. wretchedly bad, unpleasant, or unsatisfactory; miserable: a rotten piece of work; a rotten day at the office.
  4. contemptible; despicable: a rotten little liar; a rotten trick.
  5. (of soil, rocks, etc.) soft, yielding, or friable as the result of decomposition.
  6. drunk.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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