Syn. Putrefied; decayed; carious; defective; unsound; corrupt; deceitful; treacherous.
Rot"ten*ly, adv. Rot"ten*ness, n.
(||Rot"u*la) n. [L., a little wheel; cf. It. rotula.] (Anat.) The patella, or kneepan.
(Rot"u*lar) a. [L. rotula, dim. of rota wheel.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the rotula, or kneepan.
(Ro*tund") a. [L. rotundus. See Round, and cf. Rotunda.]
1. Round; circular; spherical.
2. Hence, complete; entire.
3. (Bot.) Orbicular, or nearly so. Gray.
(Ro*tund"), n. A rotunda. [Obs.] Burke.
(Ro*tun"da) n. [Cf. It. rotonda, F. rotonde; both fr. L. rotundus round. See Rotund, a.]
(Arch.) A round building; especially, one that is round both on the outside and inside, like the Pantheon
at Rome. Less properly, but very commonly, used for a large round room; as, the rotunda of the Capitol
(Ro*tund"ate) a. Rounded; especially, rounded at the end or ends, or at the corners.
(Ro*tund`i*fo"li*ous) a. [L. rotundus round + folium a leaf.] (Bot.) Having round leaves.
(Ro*tund"i*ty) n. [L. rotunditas: cf. F. rotondité.]
1. The state or quality of being rotu roundness; sphericity; circularity.
Smite flat the thick rotundity o'the world!Shak.
2. Hence, completeness; entirety; roundness.
For the more rotundity of the number and grace of the matter, it passeth for a full thousand.Fuller.
A boldness and rotundity of speech.Hawthorne.
(Ro*tund"ness), n. Roundness; rotundity.