Meaning of “squalid” in the English Dictionary

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us /ˈskwɑl·ɪd/

extremely dirty, poor, and unpleasant:

The squalid apartment was her first home in the city.
noun [ U ] us /ˈskwɑl·ər/

He lived in dreadful squalor despite having a small fortune in the bank.

(Definition of “squalid” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)