Sordid meaning

sôrdĭd
Morally degrading.
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Dirty or squalid.
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The definition of sordid is something dirty, squalid or morally distasteful.

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.

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Morally degraded.
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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