What is another word for rotten apple?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈɒtən ˈapə͡l] (IPA)

The phrase 'rotten apple' is often used to refer to a bad or dishonest person who has a negative effect on a group. However, there are many synonyms for this phrase that can be used to describe such individuals. Some of the most common ones include 'bad egg', 'black sheep', 'outcast', 'troublemaker', 'villain', 'miscreant', 'crook', 'hoodlum', 'delinquent', and 'ne'er-do-well'. All of these terms refer to individuals who are dishonest, criminal, or otherwise problematic, and can be used interchangeably with the term 'rotten apple' to describe individuals who may cause trouble or harm to those around them.

Synonyms for Rotten apple:

What are the hypernyms for Rotten apple?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    decomposition, spoilage, bad food, rotten food, spoiled food, putrid food, Detrimental food, Rancid food, decayed food, off food.

Famous quotes with Rotten apple

  • A boy of ten or eleven has a few great sexual experiences—he thinks they’re great—but then he has the bad luck to get caught and get in trouble. They try to persuade him by punishment and other explanations that some different behavior is much better, but he knows by the evidence of his senses that nothing could be better. … The basic trouble here is that they do not really believe he has had the sexual experience. That objective factor is inconvenient for them; therefore it cannot exist. … The sensible course would be to accept it as a valuable part of further growth. But if this were done, they fear that the approved little hero would be a rotten apple to his peers, who now would suddenly all become precocious, abnormal, artificially stimulated, and prone to delinquency. The sexual plight of these children is officially not mentioned. The revolutionary attack on hypocrisy by Ibsen, Freud, Ellis, Dreiser, did not succeed this far. … The question here is not whether the sexuality should be discouraged or encouraged. That is an important issue, but far more important is that it is hard to grow up when existing facts are treated as though they do not exist. For then there is no dialog, it is impossible to be taken seriously, to be understood, to make a bridge between oneself and society.
    Paul Goodman

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