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sordid

adjective

1 sordid

Morally degraded:
— The sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils.

synonyms: seamy, seedy, sleazy, squalid.

Roget 819: parsimonious, penurious, stingy, miserly, mean, shabby, peddling, scrubby, penny wise, near, niggardly, close; fast handed, close handed, ... show more

Roget 817a: greedy, avaricious, covetous, acquisitive, grasping; rapacious; lickerish.    greedy as a hog; overeager; voracious; ravenous, ravenous as a wolf; openmouthed, extortionate, ... show more



2 sordid

Unethical or dishonest:
— A sordid political campaign.

synonyms: dirty, shoddy.

3 sordid

Foul and run-down and repulsive:
— Sordid shantytowns.

synonyms: flyblown, squalid.

4 sordid

Meanly avaricious and mercenary.


Moby thesaurus: a hog for, abased, abominable, acquisitive, all-devouring, arrant, atrocious, avaricious, avid, awful, base, beastly, beat-up, bedraggled, beneath contempt, black, blameworthy, blowsy, blowzy, bottomless ... show more.

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