Definitions for sordidˈsɔr dɪd

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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. William Wordsworth, The World is Too Much With Us:

    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!

  4. 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.

  5. Luigi Pirandello:

    It is misery, you know, unspeakable misery for the man who lives alone and who detests sordid, casual affairs; not old enough to do without women, but not young enough to be able to go and look for one without shame!

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