HyperDic: sordid

English > 4 senses of the word sordid:
ADJECTIVEallsordid, seamy, seedy, sleazy, squalidmorally degraded
allsordid, dirty, shoddyunethical or dishonest
allsordid, flyblown, squalidfoul and run-down and repulsive
allsordidmeanly avaricious and mercenary
sordid > pronunciation
Soundssao'rdahd
Rhymesabbreviated ... wounded: 365 rhymes with ahd...
English > sordid: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmorally degraded.
Example "the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils"- James Joyce
Synonymsseamy, seedy, sleazy, squalid
Broaderdisreputablelacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance
Spanishsórdido
Nounssordidnessunworthiness by virtue of lacking higher values
English > sordid: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningUnethical or dishonest.
Example "a sordid political campaign"
Synonymsdirty, shoddy
Broadercorruptlacking in integrity
Spanishsórdido, sucio
Nounssordidnessunworthiness by virtue of lacking higher values
English > sordid: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningfoul and run-down and repulsive.
Example "sordid shantytowns"
Synonymsflyblown, squalid
Broaderdirty, soiled, uncleanSoiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime
Spanishmiserable, sórdido
Catalanmiserable, sòrdid
Nounssordidnesssordid dirtiness
Adverbssordidlyin a sordid or squalid way
English > sordid: 4 senses > adjective 4
Meaningmeanly avaricious and mercenary.
Examples
  • "sordid avarice"
  • "sordid material interests"
Broaderacquisitiveeager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas
Spanishsórdido
Nounssordidnessunworthiness by virtue of lacking higher values

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