What does sordid mean?

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.

  2. sordid(Adjective)

    Morally degrading.

  3. sordid(Adjective)

    Grasping.

  4. Origin: sordidus, from sordere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sordid(adj)

    filthy; foul; dirty

  2. Sordid(adj)

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

  3. Sordid(adj)

    meanly avaricious; covetous; niggardly

  4. Origin: [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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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. President Cristina Fernandez:

    There is not just astonishment and question marks, but also a history that is too long, too heavy, too difficult, and above all, very sordid.

  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. 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.

  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. 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.

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