Synonyms of sordid


1. seamy, seedy, sleazy, sordid, squalid, disreputable (vs. reputable)

usage: morally degraded; "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"

2. dirty, sordid, corrupt (vs. incorrupt)

usage: unethical or dishonest; "dirty police officers"; "a sordid political campaign"

3. flyblown, squalid, sordid, dirty (vs. clean), soiled, unclean

usage: foul and run-down and repulsive; "a flyblown bar on the edge of town"; "a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town"; "squalid living conditions"; "sordid shantytowns"

4. sordid, acquisitive (vs. unacquisitive)

usage: meanly avaricious and mercenary; "sordid avarice"; "sordid material interests"

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Definition and meaning of sordid (Dictionary)