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Definition of 'sordid'

Adjective

  1. morally degraded; "a seedy district"; "the seamy side of life"; "sleazy characters hanging around casinos"; "sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls"- Seattle Weekly; "the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils"- James Joyce; "the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal"
       Synonyms: seamy seedy sleazy squalid
  2. unethical or dishonest; "dirty police officers"; "a sordid political campaign"
       Synonyms: dirty
  3. foul and run-down and repulsive; "a flyblown bar on the edge of town"; "a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town"; "squalid living conditions"; "sordid shantytowns"
       Synonyms: flyblown squalid
  4. meanly avaricious and mercenary; "sordid avarice"; "sordid material interests"


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