seamy, seedy, sleazy, sordid, squalid(adj)
"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"
unethical or dishonest
"dirty police officers"; "a sordid political campaign"
flyblown, squalid, sordid(adj)
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"
meanly avaricious and mercenary
"sordid avarice"; "sordid material interests"
Dirty or squalid.
Origin: sordidus, from sordere.
filthy; foul; dirty
vile; base; gross; mean; as, vulgar, sordid mortals
meanly avaricious; covetous; niggardly
Origin: [L. sordidus, fr. sordere to be filthy or dirty; probably akin to E. swart: cf. F. sordide. See Swart, a.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sor′did, adj. dirty, squalid: of a dull colour: morally foul, vile: mean: meanly avaricious.—n. Sor′des, filth, foul accretions on the teeth in low forms of fever.—adv. Sor′didly.—ns. Sor′didness, state of being sordid; Sor′dor, filth, dregs. [Fr. sordide—L. sordidus—sordēre, to be dirty.]
dorids, 'droids, droids
The numerical value of sordid in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of sordid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is not just astonishment and question marks, but also a history that is too long, too heavy, too difficult, and above all, very sordid.
The world is too much with us late and soon,Getting and spending, we lay waste our powersLittle we see in Nature that is oursWe have given our hearts away, a sordid boon
The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers:
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
He who confers a favor should at once forget it, if he is not to show a sordid ungenerous spirit. To remind a man of a kindness conferred and to talk of it, is little different from reproach.
To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy. It merely requires a certain amount of sordid terror, a certain lack of imaginative thought, and a certain low passion for middle-class respectability.
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