HyperDic: squalid

English > 2 senses of the word squalid:
ADJECTIVEallsqualid, seamy, seedy, sleazy, sordidmorally degraded
allsqualid, flyblown, sordidfoul and run-down and repulsive
squalid > pronunciation
Soundsskwaa'lahd
Rhymesabbreviated ... wounded: 365 rhymes with ahd...
English > squalid: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmorally degraded.
Example "the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal"
Synonymsseamy, seedy, sleazy, sordid
Broaderdisreputablelacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance
Spanishsórdido
Nounssqualidnesssordid dirtiness
English > squalid: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningfoul and run-down and repulsive.
Examples
  • "a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town"
  • "squalid living conditions"
Synonymsflyblown, sordid
Broaderdirty, soiled, uncleanSoiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime
Spanishmiserable, sórdido
Catalanmiserable, sòrdid
Nounssqualidnesssordid dirtiness
Adverbssqualidlyin a sordid or squalid way

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