squalor

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin squālor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈskwɒlə(ɹ)/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈskwɑlɚ/
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Noun[edit]

squalor (usually uncountable, plural squalors)

  1. Filthiness and degradation, as from neglect or poverty
    Synonyms: squalidness, foulness, filthiness, squalidity
    • 2013, Car Seat Headrest, We Can't Afford (Your Depression Anymore)
      We’re living in squalor
      That’s the name of this house
      This house is called squalor by all
      There’s a door broken somewhere but I never can remember quite where.
    • 1860, Isaac Taylor, Ultimate Civilization: And other essays
      The heterogenous indigent multitude, everywhere wearing nearly the same aspect of squalor.
    • 1852, Charles Dickens, Bleak House Chapter XII
      bring this sort of squalor among the upper classes

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From squālus (dirty, unkempt).

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Noun[edit]

squālor m (genitive squālōris); third declension

  1. stiffness, roughness
  2. dirtiness, filthiness, foulness, squalor

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative squālor squālōrēs
Genitive squālōris squālōrum
Dative squālōrī squālōribus
Accusative squālōrem squālōrēs
Ablative squālōre squālōribus
Vocative squālor squālōrēs

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