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Definition of "putrid" [pu•trid]

  • Decomposed and foul-smelling; rotten. (adjective)
  • Proceeding from, relating to, or exhibiting putrefaction. (adjective)
  • Morally rotten; corrupt: "and all the while scarlet thoughts, putrid fantasies, and no love” ( Louis Auchincloss). (adjective)
  • Extremely objectionable; vile. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "putrid" in a sentence
  • "And when we tried to cheer him up with the prospect of a second Waterloo, the Waterloo that all the war-correspondents said was coming off next week, he refused to listen to what he called our putrid gabble."
  • "Joe had NO right to jabber about morality since he has NONE, and his support for the Iraq occupation fiasco is plain putrid, as well as his defense of the vile Bush Regime, so Sen. Clinton helping him is strange!"
  • "Lol post 59 that letter from Verizon is plain putrid!"