Definition of “rotten” - English Dictionary

“rotten” in British English

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uk /ˈrɒt.ən/ us /ˈrɑː.tən/

B2 decayed:

The room smelled of rotten vegetables.

very bad:

rotten weather
old-fashioned It was rotten of you to leave without saying goodbye.

More examples

  • The lizards live in cool, dark places such as rotten logs.
  • The bins were full of rotten food.
  • The birds feed on insects and rotten meat.
  • The crowd threw stones and rotten eggs at the politician.
  • The gas has a smell like rotten eggs.

(Definition of “rotten” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“rotten” in American English

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us /ˈrɑt·ən/

See at rot.

Rotten also means bad:

a rotten trick
rotten behavior

(Definition of “rotten” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)