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Meaning of SQUALID

Pronunciation:  'skwâlid

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  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"

SQUALID is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: dirty, disreputable, flyblown, seamy, seedy, sleazy, soiled, sordid, unclean



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Squal"id\, a. [L. squalidus, fr. squalere to be foul or
Dirty through neglect; foul; filthy; extremely dirty.

      Uncomed his locks, and squalid his attrie. --Dryden.

      Those squalid dens, which are the reproach of large
      capitals.                                --Macaulay.