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Adjective: sordid  sor-did
  1. Morally degraded; unpleasant and offensive; slovenly
    "the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils";
    - seamy, seedy, sleazy, squalid
  2. Unethical or dishonest
    "a sordid political campaign";
    - dirty, shoddy
  3. Foul and run-down and repulsive
    "sordid shantytowns";
    - flyblown, squalid, skeevy [US, informal]
  4. Meanly avaricious and mercenary
    "sordid avarice"; "sordid material interests"

See also: acquisitive, corrupt, dirty, disreputable, soiled, unclean

Encyclopedia: Sordid