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Definitions for sordid
ˈsɔr dɪdsor·did

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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.

    Etymology: sordidus, from sordere.

  2. sordid(Adjective)

    Morally degrading.

    Etymology: sordidus, from sordere.

  3. sordid(Adjective)

    Grasping.

    Etymology: sordidus, from sordere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sordid(adj)

    filthy; foul; dirty

    Etymology: [L. sordidus, fr. sordere to be filthy or dirty; probably akin to E. swart: cf. F. sordide. See Swart, a.]

  2. Sordid(adj)

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

    Etymology: [L. sordidus, fr. sordere to be filthy or dirty; probably akin to E. swart: cf. F. sordide. See Swart, a.]

  3. Sordid(adj)

    meanly avaricious; covetous; niggardly

    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.]

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  1. dorids, 'droids, droids

  2. Droids

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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. Ginger Rogers:

    My faith in humanity leads me to believe that people are looking for something more elevating than the sordid details of the intimate aspects of one's personal life.

  3. C. S. Lewis:

    I live in the Managerial Age, in a world of "Admin." The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid "dens of crime" that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern.

  4. 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

  5. Demosthenes:

    He who receives a favour must retain a recollection of it for all time to come; but he who confers should at once forget it, if he is not to show a sordid and ungenerous spirit. To remind a man of a kindness conferred on him, and to talk of it, is little different from a reproach.

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