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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sordid  \Sor"did\,  a.  [L.  sordidus  fr  sordere  to  be  filthy  or 
  dirty;  probably  akin  to  E.  swart:  cf  F.  sordide.  See 
  {Swart},  a.] 
  1.  Filthy;  foul;  dirty.  [Obs.] 
  A  sordid  god;  down  from  his  hoary  chin  A  length  of 
  beard  descends,  uncombed,  unclean.  --Dryden. 
  2.  Vile;  base;  gross;  mean  as  vulgar,  sordid  mortals.  ``To 
  scorn  the  sordid  world.''  --Milton. 
  3.  Meanly  avaricious;  covetous;  niggardly. 
  He  may  be  old  And  yet  sordid,  who  refuses  gold. 
  --Sir  J. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {seamy},  {seedy}, 
  {sleazy},  {squalid}] 
  2:  unethical  or  dishonest;  "dirty  police  officers";  "a  sordid 
  political  campaign"  [syn:  {dirty}] 
  3:  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"  [syn:  {flyblown},  {squalid}] 
  4:  meanly  avaricious  and  mercenary;  "sordid  avarice";  "sordid 
  material  interests" 

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