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adjective rotten pronunciation in British English /ˈrɒt(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    something that is rotten has decayed
    rotten eggs/fruit/teeth
  2. 2
    informal unpleasant
    I wish I could get rid of this rotten cough.
    Poor thing, she must be having a rotten time just now.
    be rotten to someone: They were really rotten to him!
    1. a.
      often humorous used about someone who has behaved in an unpleasant way
      You rotten sod!
  3. 3
    informal of a low quality, standard, or ability
    She’s a rotten singer.
    be rotten at (doing) something: I’m rotten at drawing.
  4. 4
    informal used for emphasizing what you are saying, especially when you are angry or annoyed
    I didn’t want the rotten job anyway!
    I wouldn’t take a penny of your rotten money!



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