Sordid Definition

Morally degraded.
American Heritage
Dirty; filthy.
Webster's New World
Squalid; depressingly wretched.
Webster's New World
Base; ignoble; mean.
Webster's New World
Mercenary, avaricious, grasping, or meanly selfish.
Webster's New World

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").

    From Wiktionary

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