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sordid

sor·did

sordid

 
 
pronunciation:
sor dihd
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: dirty, filthy, or foul, esp. from neglect or poverty; squalid; wretched.
They were shocked by the sordid living conditions in the camp.
synonyms:
seamy, seedy, squalid, wretched
antonyms:
immaculate
similar words:
dingy, dirty, filthy, foul, grubby, nasty, offensive, rotten, shabby, sleazy, unclean, vile
definition 2: selfishly greedy; mercenary or miserly.
She could never have guessed that her grandson would act with such sordid motives.
synonyms:
avaricious, base, mercenary, miserly
similar words:
churlish, grasping, greedy, hoggish, mean, petty, rapacious, selfish, stingy, venal
definition 3: morally bad; ignoble or base.
The massacre represents a sordid episode in our history.
synonyms:
base, ignoble, shameful, squalid
antonyms:
respectable
similar words:
bad, corrupt, dirty, disgraceful, disgusting, disreputable, foul, grubby, immoral, infamous, low, mean, nasty, perverted, rank, rotten, ugly, vile, vulgar
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derivations: sordidly (adv.), sordidness (n.)