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squalid

squalid

squalid - Dictionary definition and meaning for word squalid

Definition
(adj) morally degraded
Synonyms : seamy , seedy , sleazy , sordid
Example Sentence
  • a seedy district
  • the seamy side of life
  • sleazy characters hanging around casinos
  • sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls
  • the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils
  • the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal

Definition
(adj) foul and run-down and repulsive
Synonyms : flyblown , sordid
Example Sentence
  • a flyblown bar on the edge of town
  • a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town
  • squalid living conditions
  • sordid shantytowns

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for squalid

associate it with 'lid'..widout a lid the contents of the container wud get dirty n filthy
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by crystall

SQUASHED + LID...If a LIDED can is SQUASHED, it gets everything filthy.
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by KOGrad

Terrorist's squad lid is very dirty and immoral
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by ksameer_coep

sQUAlid sounds like aQUA. squalid aqua- dirty water.
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by lollipop

squalid- think of squalor(dirt,filth) so something squalid is characterized by squalor
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by mbreyie

think of a squatter living in an rundown house. They are filthy and dirty
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by Stella1231

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