1. Characterized by wickedness or immorality; SYN. immoral.
2. Having undesirable or negative qualities
3. Capable of harming
4. Feeling physical discomfort or pain; ('tough' is occasionally used colloquially for 'bad' as in); SYN. tough.
5. Below average in quality or performance
6. Keenly sorry or regretful; SYN. sorry.
7. Very intense; SYN. big.
8. Reproduced fraudulently; SYN. forged.
9. Physically unsound or diseased; SYN. unfit, unsound.
10. Not working properly; SYN. defective.
11. Not financially safe or secure; SYN. insecure, risky, high-risk, speculative.
12. Not capable of being collected; SYN. uncollectible.
13. (Of foodstuffs) Not in an edible or usable condition; SYN. spoiled, spoilt.
14. (Linguistics; informal) Incorrect; not conforming to standard usage
ETYM Latin cariosus, from caries dacay.
(Of teeth) Affected with cavities or decay.
Of or pertaining to dental cavities; decayed.
1. Damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless; SYN. rotten, rotted.
2. Deteriorated by decay or rot.
ETYM Latin putridus, fr. putrere to be rotten, from puter, or putris, rotten, fr. putere to stink, to be rotten: cf. French putride. Related to Pus, Foul.
1. Morally corrupt or evil.
2. Of or relating to or attended by putrefaction.
ETYM Icel. rotinn; akin to Swed. rutten, Dan. radden. Related to Rot.
Having rotted or disintegrated; usually implies foulness.