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noun as in filth, poverty

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Two years after Benbough took Taylor on the tour of boomtown squalor, homelessness and desperation, the housing crisis in San Diego had somehow gotten even worse.

San Diego refused federal housing assistance but the federal government grew so concerned about the homelessness and squalor that it insisted on building 3,500 units of housing in the Midway area.

Remember, if it wasn’t for Biles bringing her clout to the issue, these users would still be making women train in the buggy squalor of the Karolyi Ranch, the USOPC-sanctioned hellhole where they were molested.

She had a big role in recasting downtown as a desirable destination after decades of squalor.

Critics dubbed these settings Greeneland, as if the squalor and trauma were pure invention.

The overcrowded school where the family had sought refuge was a scene of despair and squalor.

Money means more to you than just status or new toys; it is freedom, a way out of squalor for both you and your family.

So it is with Just Send Me Word, a heroic love story amid the squalor and degradation of the Gulag.

“It feels terrible to go back there and see so many people living in such squalor,” says Farmer.

The once handsome young man was unrecognizable in his squalor.

And over all these changes from grandeur to squalor, bent down the purple heavens with their unchanging splendour!

That life was one passed largely in dulness and perhaps comparative squalor.

Individual competition, in uncontrolled energy, reigned supreme amid almost incredible suffering and squalor.

And this poverty and squalor were not to be found only in one part of Poland, they seem to have been general.

The meanness, the squalor, the degradation of his morale and life are not discernible in his works.


On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to squalor, such as: decay, destitution, starvation, dirtiness, foulness, and impoverishment.

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