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"
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"
Extremely dirty and unpleasant.
Showing a contemptible lack of moral standards.
A squalid attempt to buy votes.
Origin: From squalidus, from squalere ‘be rough or dirty’.
dirty through neglect; foul; filthy; extremely dirty
Origin: [L. squalidus, fr. squalere to be foul or filthy.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
skwol′id, adj. filthy, foul.—n. Squalid′ity, the state of being squalid: filthiness.—adv. Squal′idly.—ns. Squal′idness; Squal′or, state of being squalid: dirtiness: filthiness. [L. squalidus—squalēre, to be stiff; akin to Gr. skellein, to dry.]
The numerical value of squalid in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of squalid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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The sound produced in a squalid head is like a click because the skull is empty. So it goes through fast.
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