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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. morally degraded;
- Example: "a seedy district"
- Example: "the seamy side of life"
- Example: "sleazy characters hanging around casinos"
- Example: "sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls"- Seattle Weekly
- Example: "the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils"- James Joyce
- Example: "the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal"
[syn: seamy, seedy, sleazy, sordid, squalid]

2. foul and run-down and repulsive;
- Example: "a flyblown bar on the edge of town"
- Example: "a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town"
- Example: "squalid living conditions"
- Example: "sordid shantytowns"
[syn: flyblown, squalid, sordid]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Squalid \Squal"id\ (skw[o^]l"[i^]d), a. [L. squalidus, fr. squalere to be foul or filthy.] Dirty through neglect; foul; filthy; extremely dirty. [1913 Webster] Uncombed his locks, and squalid his attire. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Those squalid dens, which are the reproach of large capitals. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

squalid adj 1: morally degraded; "a seedy district"; "the seamy side of life"; "sleazy characters hanging around casinos"; "sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls"- Seattle Weekly; "the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils"- James Joyce; "the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal" [syn: seamy, seedy, sleazy, sordid, squalid] 2: foul and run-down and repulsive; "a flyblown bar on the edge of town"; "a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town"; "squalid living conditions"; "sordid shantytowns" [syn: flyblown, squalid, sordid]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

146 Moby Thesaurus words for "squalid": abject, abominable, arrant, atrocious, awful, base, beastly, beat-up, bedraggled, beggarly, beneath contempt, black, blameworthy, blowzy, broken-down, brutal, careless, cheesy, chintzy, contemptible, crummy, debased, degraded, deplorable, depraved, despicable, detestable, dilapidated, dingy, dire, dirty, disgusting, disheveled, disreputable, drabbletailed, draggled, draggletailed, dreadful, egregious, enormous, execrable, fetid, filthy, flagrant, foul, frowzy, frumpish, frumpy, fulsome, grave, grievous, gross, grubby, hateful, heinous, horrible, horrid, ignoble, impure, in rags, infamous, informal, lamentable, little, loathsome, loose, lousy, low, low-down, lumpen, mangy, mean, measly, messy, miserable, monstrous, mussy, nasty, nefarious, negligent, noisome, notorious, obnoxious, odious, offensive, outrageous, paltry, petty, pitiable, pitiful, poky, poor, ragged, raggedy, rank, regrettable, reprehensible, reptilian, repulsive, rotten, ruinous, run-down, sad, scabby, scandalous, schlock, scraggly, scrubby, scruffy, scummy, scurvy, seedy, shabby, shameful, shocking, shoddy, slack, slatternly, sleazy, slipshod, sloppy, slovenly, slumlike, slummy, sluttish, small, soily, sordid, tacky, tattered, terrible, too bad, ugly, unclean, uncleanly, unkempt, unmentionable, unneat, unsightly, untidy, vile, villainous, woeful, worst, worthless, wretched