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squalid

adjective (DIRTY)    /ˈskwɒl.ɪd/ US  /ˈskwɑː.lɪd/ disapproving
(of places ) extremely dirty and unpleasant , often because of lack of money : Many prisons , even today, are overcrowded and squalid places .Dirty and untidy squalor     /ˈskwɒl.ər/ US  /ˈskwɑː.lɚ/ noun [U] It was a dirty , damp , smelly flat - the usual student squalor.Dirt and untidiness
(Definition of squalid adjective (DIRTY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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