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Meaning of “sordid” in the English Dictionary

"sordid" in British English

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sordidadjective

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

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

"sordid" in American English

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sordidadjective

 us   /ˈsɔrd·əd/
  • sordid adjective (MORALLY BAD)

morallyugly, so that being ​involved makes you ​feeldirty: a sordid ​story sordid ​details
  • sordid adjective (DIRTY)

dirty and in ​badcondition: The sordid ​condition of many of the ​cityschoolbuildings was ​shocking.
(Definition of sordid from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sordid”
in Spanish sórdido…
in Vietnamese bẩn thỉu, nhớp nhúa, bần tiện…
in Malaysian kotor, menjijikkan…
in Thai สกปรก, เลวทราม…
in French sordide…
in German schmutzig…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脏的, 肮脏的,邋遢的…
in Turkish pis, sefil, rezil…
in Russian гнусный…
in Indonesian kumuh, buruk…
in Chinese (Traditional) 髒的, 骯髒的,邋遢的…
in Polish brudny, plugawy…
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