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"sordid" in American English

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 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)

"sordid" in British English

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

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