Definitions for squalidˈskwɒl ɪd, ˈskwɔ lɪd
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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.]
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