Squalor meaning

skwŏlər
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.

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The quality or condition of being squalid; filth and wretchedness.
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A filthy and wretched condition or quality.
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Origin of squalor

  • Latin squālor from squālēre to be filthy squalid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Latin squalor.

    From Wiktionary