Putrid vs Heinous - What's the difference?

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Putrid is a related term of heinous.

As adjectives the difference between putrid and heinous

is that putrid is rotting, rotten, being in a state of putrefaction while heinous is totally reprehensible.




(en adjective)
  • Rotting, rotten, being in a state of putrefaction.
  • of, relating to, or characteristic of putrefaction, especially having a bad smell, like that of rotting flesh.
  • Vile, disgusting.
  • morally corrupt
  • totally objectionable
  • Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "putrid" is often applied: smell, odor, flesh, matter, meat.


    * malodorous

    See also

    * rotten * foul * odor


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    (en adjective)
  • Totally reprehensible.
  • I hope they catch the person responsible for that heinous crime.
    The perpetrators of this heinous act must be brought to justice.
    The government denounced the attack as the most heinous of the last decade.
    Political Leaders from around the world have condemned these heinous acts.
    In our public services sorry seems to be the most heinous word.

    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "heinous" is often applied: crime, act, sin, murder, offence.


    * (totally reprehensible) abominable, horrible, odious