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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
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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

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?
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
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.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
It was amid such sordid troubles that Jess evolved the idea for her play.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
This looked beyond the shadows of time and the sordid cares of earth to the grandeur of the Infinite and the Eternal.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
It was all very sordid and very lifeless and altogether discouraging in the drizzle of late afternoon.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
Surely life was good, and never was meant to be the mean, sordid thing that too often was the lot of people like himself.
THE UNDERWORLDJAMES C. WELSH
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