Definitions

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  • n. putridity

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Putridity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Putrid character or condition.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. in a state of progressive putrefaction

Etymologies

putrid +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Mizolwat - (suddenly) I knew you were a lazy one when I fishwife steeped my eyelids in your putridness - A true lazy one I threshold.

    The Sea at Sea (or Why is There a Question Instead of Not a Question)

  • The report was based on the total number of flights subject to excessive delays and strandings and other factors, including lack of food and putridness -- that's their word -- on delayed flights.

    CNN Transcript Jun 13, 2007

  • Rome, but the Italian government has for a number of years been learning that the power of the Vatican is a power of darkness, emanating from the putridness of paganism, and which is detrimental to any nation that aspires to individual intellectuality, morality and greatness.

    Thirty Years In Hell Or, From Darkness to Light

  • From stalls where whelks were sold rose the pungency of vinegar; decaying vegetables trodden under foot blended their putridness with the musty smell of second-hand garments; the grocers 'shops were aromatic; above all was distinguishable the acrid exhalation from the shops where fried fish and potatoes hissed in boiling grease.

    Thyrza

  • The wicked are not reliable because by nature they are full of wickedness, or literally, "wickednesses," of every kind (Ro 8: 7). sepulchre -- a dwelling-place of corruption, emitting moral putridness. flatter -- or, "make smooth." their tongue -- speaks deceitfully.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • But it would have required imposing some standards, and explicitly leaving behind the worst of the worst of Canadian conservatism to fester in the swamp of Blogging Tory putridness.

    Canadian Cynic

  • With MSU football seemingly revived and the hoops team on its best roll in years, the least the Spartan hockey goons could have done was kept their putridness under the radar and not killed anybody.

    Deadspin

  • I was really looking forward to September 2008 as the month of the Old Fart, what with the release of a new Metallica album let me down miserably with a poorly produced pandering piece of putridness.

    MetalSucks

  • I’m starting to get the disheartening revelation that it’s not just the South that generates the putridness I detect.

    The Reeking Rot of Racism

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