A putrid odor.
A good play ruined by putrid acting.
Milk that is rotting and going bad is an example of something that would be described as putrid.
Origin of putrid
- Middle English putred from Old French putride from Latin putridus from putrēre to be rotten from puter putr- rotten pū̆- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition