Synonyms for (adjective) sordid

Synonyms: sordid

Definition: meanly avaricious and mercenary

Usage: sordid avarice; sordid material interests

Similar words: acquisitive

Definition: eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas

Usage: an acquisitive mind; an acquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: soiled, dirty, unclean

Definition: soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime

Usage: dirty unswept sidewalks; a child in dirty overalls; dirty slums; piles of dirty dishes; put his dirty feet on the clean sheet; wore an unclean shirt; mining is a dirty job; Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves


Synonyms: dirty, sordid

Definition: unethical or dishonest

Usage: dirty police officers; a sordid political campaign

Similar words: corrupt

Definition: lacking in integrity

Usage: humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation; a corrupt and incompetent city government


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: disreputable

Definition: lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance