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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English rotennesse; equivalent to rotten +‎ -ness.

NounEdit

rottenness (countable and uncountable, plural rottennesses)

  1. The quality of being rotten.
    • 1988, Roald Dahl, Matilda
      Slowly Matilda sat down. Oh, the rottenness of it all! The unfairness! How dare they expel her for something she hadn't done!
    Synonym: rottedness

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