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English definition of “sordid”

sordid

adjective uk   /ˈsɔː.dɪd/ us    /ˈsɔːr-/

sordid adjective (DIRTY)

dirty and unpleasant: There are lots of really sordid apartments in the city's poorer areas.

sordid adjective (IMMORAL)

morally wrong and shocking: He told me he'd had an affair but he spared me the sordid details.
sordidly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
sordidness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
(Definition of sordid from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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