Origin of squalorL, foulness, akin to squalere, to be filthy
It is not healthy both mentally and physically to live in squalor.
Squalor is defined as the condition of being filthy and wretched.
An example of squalor is a person living in an abandoned house filled with garbage and without water or electricity.
A filthy and wretched condition or quality.
Origin of squalorLatin squālor from squālēre to be filthy ; see squalid .
- He was delighted with the varied play of the waterfalls, but no glamour blinded him to the squalor of Swiss peasant life.
- Beckwith visited the valleys, and was painfully struck by the squalor and ignorance of a people who had so glorious a past.