Definitions for (adjective) sordid

Main entry: sordid

Definition: meanly avaricious and mercenary

Usage: sordid avarice; sordid material interests


Main entry: flyblown, squalid, sordid

Definition: foul and run-down and repulsive

Usage: a flyblown bar on the edge of town; a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town; squalid living conditions; sordid shantytowns


Main entry: dirty, sordid

Definition: unethical or dishonest

Usage: dirty police officers; a sordid political campaign


Main entry: seamy, seedy, sordid, squalid, sleazy

Definition: morally degraded

Usage: a seedy district; the seamy side of life; sleazy characters hanging around casinos; sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls- Seattle Weekly; the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils- James Joyce; the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal