from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Decomposed and foul-smelling; rotten.
- adj. Proceeding from, relating to, or exhibiting putrefaction.
- adj. Morally rotten; corrupt: "and all the while scarlet thoughts, putrid fantasies, and no love” ( Louis Auchincloss).
- adj. Extremely objectionable; vile.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Rotting, rotten, being in a state of putrefaction.
- adj. of, relating to, or characteristic of putrefaction, especially having a bad smell, like that of rotting flesh.
- adj. Vile, disgusting.
- adj. morally corrupt
- adj. totally objectionable
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Tending to decomposition or decay; decomposed; rotten; -- said of animal or vegetable matter. See putrefaction.
- adj. Indicating or proceeding from a decayed state of animal or vegetable matter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a state of decay or putrefaction; exhibiting putrefaction; corrupt; fetid from rottenness; stinking: said of animal and vegetable bodies: as putrid flesh.
- Indicating a state of putrefaction; proceeding from or pertaining to putrefaction: as, a putrid scent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. morally corrupt or evil
- adj. of or relating to or attended by putrefaction
- adj. in an advanced state of decomposition and having a foul odor
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.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin putridus ("rotten, decayed"), from pūtreō ("I am rotten or putrid"), from puter ("rotten, decaying, putrid"). (Wiktionary)