Definition of SORDID

Adjective : SORDID

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) unethical or dishonest; "dirty police officers"; "a sordid political campaign"; "shoddy business practices" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) meanly avaricious and mercenary; "sordid avarice"; "sordid material interests" ;

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