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"sordid" in British English

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sordidadjective

uk   /ˈsɔː.dɪd/ us   /ˈsɔːr.dɪd/
  • sordid adjective (DIRTY)

dirty and unpleasant: There are lots of really sordid apartments in the city's poorer areas.
sordidly
adverb uk   /ˈsɔː.dɪd.li/ us   /ˈsɔːr.dɪd.li/
sordidness
noun [U] uk   /ˈsɔː.dɪd.nəs/ us   /ˈsɔːr.dɪd.nəs/
(Definition of sordid from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sordidadjective

us   /ˈsɔrd·əd/
  • 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.
(Definition of sordid from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sordid”
in Vietnamese bẩn thỉu, nhớp nhúa, bần tiện…
in Spanish sórdido…
in Malaysian kotor, menjijikkan…
in Thai สกปรก, เลวทราม…
in French sordide…
in German schmutzig…
in Chinese (Traditional) 髒的, 骯髒的,邋遢的…
in Russian гнусный…
in Turkish pis, sefil, rezil…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脏的, 肮脏的,邋遢的…
in Indonesian kumuh, buruk…
in Polish brudny, plugawy…
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