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SORDID

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sordid mean? 

SORDID (adjective)
  The adjective SORDID has 4 senses:

1. morally degraded
2. unethical or dishonest
3. foul and run-down and repulsive
4. meanly avaricious and mercenary

  Familiarity information: SORDID used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SORDID (adjective)


Sense 1sordid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Morally degraded

Synonyms:

sordid; squalid; seamy; sleazy; seedy

Context examples:

a seedy district / the seamy side of life / sleazy characters hanging around casinos / sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls / the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils / the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal

Similar:

disreputable (lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance)


Sense 2sordid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unethical or dishonest

Synonyms:

sordid; dirty

Context examples:

dirty police officers / a sordid political campaign

Similar:

corrupt (lacking in integrity)


Sense 3sordid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Foul and run-down and repulsive

Synonyms:

flyblown; squalid; sordid

Context examples:

a flyblown bar on the edge of town / a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town / squalid living conditions / sordid shantytowns

Similar:

dirty; soiled; unclean (soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime)


Sense 4sordid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Meanly avaricious and mercenary

Context examples:

sordid avarice / sordid material interests

Similar:

acquisitive (eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas)


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