What does squalid mean?

Definitions for squalidˈskwɒl ɪd, ˈskwɔ lɪd

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

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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Squalid

    skwol′id, adj. filthy, foul.—n. Squalid′ity, the state of being squalid: filthiness.—adv. Squal′idly.—ns. Squal′idness; Squal′or, state of being squalid: dirtiness: filthiness. [L. squalidussqualēre, to be stiff; akin to Gr. skellein, to dry.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of squalid in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of squalid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Roy Chaderton:

    The sound produced in a squalid head is like a click because the skull is empty. So it goes through fast.

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