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squalid

squal·id

squalid

 
 
pronunciation:
skwa lihd
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: dirty or foul, as from neglect.
The refugees were living in squalid huts with no access to clean water.
synonyms:
dingy, filthy, grubby, mangy, sordid, vile
antonyms:
clean, pleasant
similar words:
abject, base, foul, grungy, miserable, nasty, slovenly, smutty, sorry, wretched
definition 2: morally repugnant; sordid.
The book tells a squalid story of greed and corruption.
synonyms:
foul, grubby, nasty, sordid, vile
antonyms:
decent
similar words:
base, contemptible, degraded, despicable, filthy, ignoble, miserable, repugnant, seamy, smutty
derivations: squalidly (adv.), squalidity (n.), squalidness (n.)