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Definitions of sordid

  1. Sordidness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. Sordidly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. unethical or dishonest; "dirty police officers"; "a sordid political campaign" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. Filthy; foul; dirty. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Vile; base; gross; mean; as, vulgar, sordid mortals. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. Meanly avaricious; covetous; niggardly. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. Mean; vile; base; without noble ideals; greedy of gain; miserly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Vile: mean: meanly avaricious. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Vile; mean; niggardly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Meanly avaricious; mercenary; base. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Filthy; foul; vile; base; niggardly; meanly avaricious. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Mean; base; vile; meanly avaricious; very niggardly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for sordid

  1. And Larry King, looking away over the sordid dusty passing throng, cursed under his breath. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  2. It all seemed so noble and so far above the sordid lives of the people about her. – Literary Lapses by Stephen Leacock
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