What does sordid mean?

Definitions for sordid
ˈsɔr dɪdsor·did

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. seamy, seedy, sleazy, sordid, squalidadjective

    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, sordidadjective

    unethical or dishonest

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

  3. flyblown, squalid, sordidadjective

    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. sordidadjective

    meanly avaricious and mercenary

    "sordid avarice"; "sordid material interests"

Wiktionary

  1. sordidadjective

    Dirty or squalid.

  2. sordidadjective

    Morally degrading.

  3. sordidadjective

    Grasping.

  4. Etymology: sordidus, from sordere.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sordidadjective

    Etymology: sordidus, Latin.

    There Charon stands
    A sordid god, down from his hoary chin
    A length of beard descends, uncomb’d, unclean. Dryden.

    It is strange since the priests office heretofore was always splendid, that it is now looked upon as a piece of religion, to make it low and sordid. Robert South, Sermons.

    He may be old,
    And yet not sordid, who refuses gold. John Denham.

    If one should cease to be generous and charitable, because another is sordid and ungrateful, it would be much in the power of vice to extinguish christian virtues. Roger L'Estrange.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sordidadjective

    filthy; foul; dirty

  2. Sordidadjective

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

  3. Sordidadjective

    meanly avaricious; covetous; niggardly

  4. Etymology: [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.]

Entomology

  1. Sordid

    dirty; dull.

Anagrams for sordid »

  1. dorids, 'droids, droids

  2. Droids

How to pronounce sordid?

How to say sordid in sign language?

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

Examples of sordid in a Sentence

  1. 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!

  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. 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!

  5. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Another Boring Love Story She was risky at best. She had a sordid past. She was complicated. She was wild. She had numerous demons. But she had a loving heart. But she had a soft smile. But her tears smelled like morning dew. But she was intelligent and worldly. But she intimidated men. So, I dove in headfirst without a second thought. And wow; she was a demon. The End

Popularity rank by frequency of use

sordid#10000#47520#100000

Translations for sordid

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for sordid »

Translation

Find a translation for the sordid definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these sordid definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "sordid." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 15 Aug. 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/sordid>.

    Are we missing a good definition for sordid? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
    • A. match
    • B. humility
    • C. permutation
    • D. substitute

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for sordid: