When someone is living in a filthy apartment with bugs everywhere, this is an example of living in sordid conditions.
A morally objectionable pornographic film is an example of a sordid film.
Origin of sordid
- Middle English sordide festering, purulent from Latin sordidus dirty from sordēre to be dirty
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Latin sordidus, from sordÄ“re (“be dirty").