Rafflesia, the biggest flower in the world, has a putrid odor.
Milk that is rotting and going bad is an example of something that would be described as putrid.
- decomposed; rotten and foul-smelling
- causing, showing, or proceeding from decay
- morally corrupt; depraved
- Informal very disagreeable or unpleasant
Origin of putridFrench putride from Classical Latin putridus from putrere: see putrescent
- Decomposed and foul-smelling; rotten: putrid meat.
- Proceeding from, relating to, or exhibiting putrefaction: a putrid odor.
- Morally rotten; corrupt: “and all the while scarlet thoughts, putrid fantasies, and no love” ( Louis Auchincloss )
- Of extremely poor quality; atrocious or contemptible: a good play ruined by putrid acting.
Origin of putridMiddle English putred from Old French putride from Latin putridus from putrēre to be rotten from puter putr- rotten ; see p&ubremac;- in Indo-European roots.
- pu·trid′i·ty pu′trid·ness
(comparative more putrid, superlative most putrid)
- Nouns to which "putrid" is often applied: smell, odor, flesh, matter, meat.