Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. rotten; fetid; stinking; base; worthless

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Rotten; fetid; stinking; base; worthless. Jer. Taylor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Stinking; rotten.
  • Mean; low; worthless; foul; dirty; disgusting.

Etymologies

Latin putidus: compare French putide. Compare putrid. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Have we not frequent apologies of our divines for the confutation of such false, malicious, and putid criminations?

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • God, and to come to the enjoyment of him by Jesus Christ, there will not want sufficient testimony against that putid figment of moral virtue being all our gospel holiness, or that the reparation of our natures and life unto God doth consist therein alone.

    Pneumatologia

  • But as the prophet Habakkuk is express to the contrary, chap.iii. 11, and their own Sirachides, cap. xlv., xlvi., so it is no small prevarication in some Christians to give countenance unto such a putid fiction.

    Pneumatologia

  • Something he would find fault with, but knows not well what; and therefore turmoils himself to give countenance unto a putid cavil.

    Of Communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost

  • To close this discourse, I shall only from it obviate a putid calumny cast by the Papists, Quakers, and others of the same confederacy, against the grace of God, upon the doctrine of the free justification of a sinner, through the imputation of the righteousness of Christ: for with a shameless impudence they clamour on all by whom it is asserted, as those who maintain salvation to be attainable through a mere external imputation of righteousness; whilst those so saved are

    Pneumatologia

  • I find not myself concerned in his ensuing talk, but only in one reflection on the words of the Scripture, and the repetition of his old, putid, and shameless calumny, p. 108, until we come to p. 126, where he arraigns an occasional discourse of mine about the necessity of holiness and good works; wherein he hath only filched out of the whole what he thought he could wrest unto his end, and scoffingly descant upon.

    Of Communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost

  • A person who was present gives the following account of Somers's opening speech: "In the opening the evidence, there was no affected exaggeration of matters, nor ostentation of a putid eloquence, one after another, as in former trials, like so many geese cackling in a row.

    The History of England, from the Accession of James II — Volume 4

  • In this view it becomes of no mean importance to notice and record the strangest ignorance, the most putid fables, impertinent, trifling, ridiculous disputes, and more ridiculous pugnacity in the defence and retention of the subjects disputed. "

    Literary Remains, Volume 1

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.