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Meaning of sordid

sor•did

Pronunciation: (sôr'did), [key]
— adj.
  1. morally ignoble or base; vile: sordid methods.
  2. meanly selfish, self-seeking, or mercenary.
  3. dirty or filthy.
  4. squalid; wretchedly poor and run-down: sordid housing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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