sordid

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Etymology[edit]

Latin sordidus, from sordēre (be dirty).

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sordid (comparative more sordid, superlative most sordid)

  1. Dirty or squalid.
  2. Morally degrading.
    • 1912, Willa Cather, The Bohemian Girl
      He rode slowly home along the deserted road, watching the stars come out in the clear violet sky.They flashed softly into the limpid heavens, like jewels let fall into clear water. They were a reproach, he felt, to a sordid world.
  3. Grasping.

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