Definitions for squalidˈskwɒl ɪd, ˈskwɔ lɪd

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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. 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"


  1. squalid(Adjective)

    Extremely dirty and unpleasant.

  2. squalid(Adjective)

    Showing a contemptible lack of moral standards.

    A squalid attempt to buy votes.

  3. Origin: From squalidus, from squalere ‘be rough or dirty’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Squalid(adj)

    dirty through neglect; foul; filthy; extremely dirty

  2. Origin: [L. squalidus, fr. squalere to be foul or filthy.]

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