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synonyms for sordid

  • disreputable
  • nasty
  • shameful
  • sleazy
  • squalid
  • vile
  • abject
  • avaricious
  • base
  • black
  • calculated
  • corrupt
  • covetous
  • debauched
  • degenerate
  • degraded
  • despicable
  • dowdy
  • filthy
  • foul
  • grasping
  • grubby
  • ignoble
  • impure
  • low-down
  • mean
  • mercenary
  • miserable
  • miserly
  • poor
  • scurvy
  • seedy
  • self-seeking
  • selfish
  • servile
  • shabby
  • slovenly
  • slum
  • slummy
  • small
  • small-minded
  • unclean
  • uncleanly
  • ungenerous
  • venal
  • vicious
  • wretched
See also synonyms for: sordidness
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antonyms for sordid

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  • clean
  • decent
  • good
  • kind
  • nice
  • reputable
  • respectable
  • honorable
  • wonderful
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How to use sordid in a sentence

Only time will tell whether the latest in the long and sordid history of youth abuse scandals will lead Texas to make real changes, redirecting resources away from prisons and into community-based rehabilitation and prevention programs.
FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY, TEXAS YOUTH PRISONS HAVE FOSTERED ABUSEBILL BUSHOCTOBER 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
A Democratic Attorney General a few years earlier resigned in a sordid sex scandal.
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Jane was far from alone in what prosecutors describe as a sordid web of abuse and misconduct.
THE HORRIFYING TESTIMONY R. KELLY NEEDS JURORS TO FORGETPILAR MELENDEZAUGUST 25, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
Alan Taylor, the distinguished University of Virginia historian, has spent his career upending the conventional story in favor of the more sordid and useful truth.
THE YOUNG UNITED STATES’ MANIFEST UNCERTAINTYCOLIN WOODARDJUNE 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
That some of his cartoons from the 1950s are unacceptable to modern audiences, however, is perhaps less surprising than his sordid personal life.
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When shall fond woman cease to give—when shall mean and sordid man be satisfied with something less than all she has to grant?
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The expression fitted best the cruder, more sordid method of gaining possession of this woman.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
By the light of the sordid knowledge that she had revealed to him he paid her back full tale.
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With this political subjection one is reluctant to associate a more sordid kind of obligation.
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It was amid such sordid troubles that Jess evolved the idea for her play.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
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