Meaning of “squalid” in the English Dictionary

"squalid" in British English

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uk /ˈskwɒl.ɪd/ us /ˈskwɑː.lɪd/

squalid adjective (DIRTY)

disapproving (of places) extremely dirty and unpleasant, often because of lack of money:

Many prisons, even today, are overcrowded and squalid places.
noun [ U ] uk /ˈskwɒl.ər/ us /ˈskwɑː.lɚ/

It was a dirty, damp, smelly flat - the usual student squalor.

(Definition of “squalid” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"squalid" in American English

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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)