Definition of “sordid” - English Dictionary

“sordid” in British English

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

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us /ˈsɔrd·əd/

sordid adjective (MORALLY BAD)

morally ugly, so that being involved makes you feel dirty:

a sordid story
sordid details

sordid adjective (DIRTY)

dirty and in bad condition:

The sordid condition of many of the city school buildings was shocking.

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