squalid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin squalidus, from squalere ‘be rough or dirty’.

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Adjective[edit]

squalid (comparative more squalid, superlative most squalid)

  1. Extremely dirty and unpleasant.
  2. Showing a contemptible lack of moral standards.
    A squalid attempt to buy votes.

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Noun[edit]

squalid (plural squalids)

  1. (zoology) Any member of the Squalidae.
    • 2008, David A. Ebert, James A. Sulikowski, Biology of Skates (page 126)
      Numerous diet studies on squalids have shown that members of this family tend to feed mainly on teleosts and cephalopods []