What does sordid mean?

Definitions for sordidˈsɔr dɪd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sordid.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. seamy, seedy, sleazy, sordid, squalid(adj)

    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. dirty, sordid(adj)

    unethical or dishonest

    "dirty police officers"; "a sordid political campaign"

  3. 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"

  4. sordid(adj)

    meanly avaricious and mercenary

    "sordid avarice"; "sordid material interests"

Wiktionary

  1. sordid(Adjective)

    Dirty or squalid.

  2. sordid(Adjective)

    Morally degrading.

  3. sordid(Adjective)

    Grasping.

  4. Origin: sordidus, from sordere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sordid(adj)

    filthy; foul; dirty

  2. Sordid(adj)

    vile; base; gross; mean; as, vulgar, sordid mortals

  3. Sordid(adj)

    meanly avaricious; covetous; niggardly

  4. 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

  1. Sordid

    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. sordidussordēre, to be dirty.]

Anagrams for sordid »

  1. dorids, 'droids, droids

  2. Droids

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sordid in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sordid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. President Cristina Fernandez:

    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.

  2. William Wordsworth:

    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

  3. Demosthenes:

    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.

  4. Oscar Wilde:

    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.

  5. Kim Davis:

    All I can say to them is if they have a sordid past like what I had, they too can receive the cleansing and renewing, and they can start a fresh life and they can be different, they do n’t have to remain in their sin, there’s hope for tomorrow.

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