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pu·trid

 (pyo͞o′trĭd)
adj.
1. Decomposed and foul-smelling; rotten: putrid meat.
2. Proceeding from, relating to, or exhibiting putrefaction: a putrid odor.
3. Morally rotten; corrupt: "and all the while scarlet thoughts, putrid fantasies, and no love" (Louis Auchincloss).
4. Of extremely poor quality; atrocious or contemptible: a good play ruined by putrid acting.

[Middle English putred, from Old French putride, from Latin putridus, from putrēre, to be rotten, from puter, putr-, rotten; see pū̆- in Indo-European roots.]

pu·trid′i·ty (-trĭd′ĭ-tē), pu′trid·ness (-trĭd-nĭs) n.
pu′trid·ly adv.

putrid

(ˈpjuːtrɪd)
adj
1. (Biology) (of organic matter) in a state of decomposition, usually giving off a foul smell: putrid meat.
2. morally corrupt or worthless
3. sickening; foul: a putrid smell.
4. informal deficient in quality or value: a putrid film.
[C16: from Latin putridus rotten, from putrēre to be rotten]
puˈtridity, ˈputridness n
ˈputridly adv

pu•trid

(ˈpyu trɪd)

adj.
1. (of organic material) in a state of foul decay or decomposition.
2. of, pertaining to, or attended by putrefaction.
3. having the odor of decaying flesh.
4. of very low quality; rotten.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin putridus rotten =putr(ēre) to rot + -idus -id4]
pu•trid′i•ty, pu′trid•ness, n.
pu′trid•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.putrid - of or relating to or attended by putrefaction; "putrid decomposition"
2.putrid - in an advanced state of decomposition and having a foul odor; "horrible like raw and putrid flesh"- Somerset Maugham
stale - lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age; "stale bread"; "the beer was stale"
3.putrid - morally corrupt or evil; "the putrid atmosphere of the court"
corrupt - lacking in integrity; "humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation"; "a corrupt and incompetent city government"

putrid

adjective rotten, contaminated, stinking, tainted, off, bad, rank, foul, spoiled, corrupt, rotting, decayed, reeking, decomposed, rancid, fetid, putrefied, olid river banks coated with layers of putrid sludge from untreated waste
clean, fresh, sweet, pure, wholesome, untainted, uncontaminated

putrid

adjective
1. Impaired because of decay:
2. Smelling of mildew or decay:
Translations
عَفِن، نَتِن
páchnoucíshnilýzkažený
rådden
rotinn, úldinn
sušvinkęs
pūstošssamaitājiessapuvis
kok muş

putrid

[ˈpjuːtrɪd] ADJ
1. (= rotten) → putrefacto, podrido
2. [stench] → hediondo, pestilente

putrid

[ˈpjuːtrɪd] adjputride

putrid

adjverfault; smellfaulig; (fig: = corrupt) → zersetzt; (inf: = horrible) → grässlich, ekelhaft; the rubbish had become putridder Abfall war verfault

putrid

[ˈpjuːtrɪd] adjputrido/a
to turn putrid → putrefarsi

putrid

(ˈpjuːtrid) adjective
(smelling) rotten. putrid fish.

pu·trid

a. pútrido-a, corrompido-a.
References in classic literature ?
Worms of the riper grave unhid By any kindly coffin lid, Obscene and shameless to the light, Seethe in insatiate appetite, Through putrid offal; while above The hissing blow-fly seeks his love, Whose offspring, supping where they supt, Consume corruption twice corrupt.
And death lurks at every step among rotting dead, for here the fierce apts lair, adding to the putrid accumulation with the fragments of their own prey which they cannot devour.
so gray tradition tells) were once the resort of the Power of Evil and his plighted subjects; and here, at midnight or on the dim verge of evening, they were said to stand round the mantling pool, disturbing its putrid waters in the performance of an impious baptismal rite.
At last the city of Jenne, on a large island, came in sight, with the two towers of its clay-built mosque, and the putrid odor of the millions of swallows' nests accumulated in its walls.
They were sombre blues, opaque like a delicately carved bowl in lapis lazuli, and yet with a quivering lustre that suggested the palpitation of mysterious life; there were purples, horrible like raw and putrid flesh, and yet with a glowing, sensual passion that called up vague memories of the Roman Empire of Heliogabalus; there were reds, shrill like the berries of holly -- one thought of Christmas in England, and the snow, the good cheer, and the pleasure of children -- and yet by some magic softened till they had the swooning tenderness of a dove's breast; there were deep yellows that died with an unnatural passion into a green as fragrant as the spring and as pure as the sparkling water of a mountain brook.
By God," said Sancho, "your worship gives me a nice authority for what you say, putrid Dolly something transmogrified, or whatever it is.
My short-sword, sharp and gleaming was in my right hand; I could have plunged it into his putrid heart before he realized that I was upon him; but as I raised my arm to strike I thought of Tars Tarkas, and, with all my rage, with all my hatred, I could not rob him of that sweet moment for which he had lived and hoped all these long, weary years, and so, instead, I swung my good right fist full upon the point of his jaw.
It had sprung from the perch and was circling slowly round the Queen's Hall with a dry, leathery flapping of its ten-foot wings, while a putrid and insidious odor pervaded the room.
The arm of the river which runs by San Pedro was so full of putrid carcasses, that the master of a vessel told me that the smell rendered it quite impassable.
For the nine hundred and ninety-four to express dis- satisfaction with the regnant system and propose to change it, would have made the whole six shudder as one man, it would have been so disloyal, so dishonor- able, such putrid black treason.
He came, examined his patient, and though encouraging Miss Dashwood to expect that a very few days would restore her sister to health, yet, by pronouncing her disorder to have a putrid tendency, and allowing the word "infection" to pass his lips, gave instant alarm to Mrs.
Ever did I think you carried the heart of a sorak in your putrid breast.