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Thesaurus / sordid

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That some of his cartoons from the 1950s are unacceptable to modern audiences, however, is perhaps less surprising than his sordid personal life.
When shall fond woman cease to give—when shall mean and sordid man be satisfied with something less than all she has to grant?
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.
With this political subjection one is reluctant to associate a more sordid kind of obligation.
It was amid such sordid troubles that Jess evolved the idea for her play.
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
What lives of sordid toil had been struggled through, in the effort to earn the privilege of continuing to toil!
SYNONYM OF THE DAYAPRIL 23, 2021

WORDS RELATED TO SORDID

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