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squalid

[ skwol-id, skwaw-lid ]SEE DEFINITION OF squalid

Synonyms for squalid

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Antonyms for squalid

  • bright
  • clean
  • clear
  • good
  • honorable
  • nice
  • pure
  • sterile
  • kept-up
  • rich
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It was a squalid hovel, and reeked of the earth out of which it was dug.

Thus the use of commodity, regarded by itself, is mean and squalid.

I couldn't afford to die like a rat in a squalid hole like that.

Most of it is turgid, lumpy, fuzzy in texture, squalid in intellect.

Staying hidden in that squalid room had made him wretched and homesick.

Squalid intrigues are the shadow that I want to eliminate out of existence.

Why had the Chinese water-jug gone from the squalid little wash-stand?

He found a squalid wine-shop in the quarter just below the Barbary Coast.

Squalid is no word for it; squalor is richness compared to this house.

The sun of humanity sent a few of its rays into the squalid Ghetto.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from Middle French squalide, from Latin squalidus "rough, coated with dirt, filthy," related to squales "filth," squalus "filthy," squalare "be covered with a rough, scaly layer, be coated with dirt, be filthy," of uncertain origin.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SQUALID

base

adjectivevulgar, low

filthy

adjectivedirty, polluted
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