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    squalid - Dictionary definition and meaning for word squalid

    (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
    (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

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

Terrorist's squad lid is very dirty and immoral

sQUAlid sounds like aQUA. squalid aqua- dirty water.

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

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

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