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Sordid meaning

sordid - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Filthy; foul; dirty.
  2. 2. Vile; base; gross; mean; as, vulgar, sordid mortals.
  3. 3. Meanly avaricious; covetous; niggardly.
  4. 4. Vile; mean; niggardly.

sordid - examples of usage

  1. In this busy, restless age we need to keep ever in mind Wordsworth's warning against this fatal temptation: The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon! - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  2. The captain eyed him scornfully, but he was glad to see this well- looking, successful son of his old enemy tainted with such sordid views. - "At Sunwich Port, Complete", W.W. Jacobs.
  3. I realize how petty and sordid and treacherous and generally despicable the whole game is, and I'm through!" - "The Crevice", William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander.
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