1. of or relating to or attended by putrefaction
; - Example: "putrid decomposition"
2. in an advanced state of decomposition and having a foul odor
; - Example: "horrible like raw and putrid flesh"- Somerset Maugham
3. morally corrupt or evil
; - Example: "the putrid atmosphere of the court"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Putrid \Pu"trid\, a. [L. putridus, fr. putrere to be rotten, fr.
puter, or putris, rotten, fr. putere to stink, to be rotten:
cf. F. putride. See Pus, Foul, a.]
1. Tending to decomposition or decay; decomposed; rotten; --
said of animal or vegetable matter; as, putrid flesh. See
2. Indicating or proceeding from a decayed state of animal or
vegetable matter; as, a putrid smell.
Putrid fever (Med.), typhus fever; -- so called from the
decomposing and offensive state of the discharges and
diseased textures of the body.
Putrid sore throat (Med.), a gangrenous inflammation of the
fauces and pharynx.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: of or relating to or attended by putrefaction; "putrid
2: in an advanced state of decomposition and having a foul odor;
"horrible like raw and putrid flesh"- Somerset Maugham
3: morally corrupt or evil; "the putrid atmosphere of the court"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
122 Moby Thesaurus words for "putrid":
bad, bad-smelling, barfy, bum, cankered, carious, cheesy, corrupt,
crappy, creepy, crummy, decayed, decaying, decomposed, decomposing,
degenerate, depraved, dirty, disgusting, fecal, feculent,
festering, fetid, filthy, flagitious, flyblown, foul, frowsty,
frowy, frowzy, fulsome, funky, fusty, gamy, gangrened, gangrenous,
gloppy, godawful, gone bad, goshawful, graveolent, grim, gunky,
hairy, high, icky, ill-smelling, maggoty, malodorous, mephitic,
miasmal, miasmic, mildewed, mildewy, moldy, mortified, mouldy,
mucky, musty, nasty, nauseating, necrosed, necrotic, nefarious,
nidorous, noisome, noxious, odious, odorous, offensive, olid,
ordurous, peccant, perverse, puky, punk, putrefied, putrescent,
rancid, rank, reasty, reasy, reechy, reeking, reeky, repulsive,
rotten, rotting, scabby, scummy, scurfy, shitty, slabby, slimy,
sloppy, sloshy, sludgy, slushy, smellful, smelling, smelly,
sphacelated, spoiled, spoilt, sposhy, stenchy, stinking, stinky,
strong, stuffy, sulfurous, suppurating, suppurative, tainted,
ulcerated, unhealthy, vicious, vile, villainous, vomity, wormy,