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English definition of “sordid”

sordid

adjective  /ˈsɔrd·əd/ us  

sordid adjective (MORALLY BAD)

morally ugly, so that being involved makes you feel dirty: a sordid story sordid details

sordid adjective (DIRTY)

dirty and in bad condition: The sordid condition of many of the city school buildings was shocking.
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