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Definition of Sordid


  1. Filthy; foul; dirty.
  2. Vile; base; gross; mean; as, vulgar, sordid mortals.
  3. Meanly avaricious; covetous; niggardly.

Sordid Quotations

Not enough books focus on how a culture responds to radically new ideas or discovery. Especially in the biography genre, they tend to focus on all the sordid details in the life of the person who made the discovery. I find this path to be voyeuristic but not enlightening.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

I had a friend where it turned out that she hated my guts, all through our friendship. I thought she was my best friend, and then, in high school, she turned on me and had sordid affairs with all of the people that I'd dated. It was less hurtful because I was in high school, so it was more like, 'What's wrong with you? Gross!'
Mae Whitman

Understanding the long, sordid history of gun control in America is key to understanding the dangers of disarming.
Niger Innis

There is no work, however vile or sordid, that does not glisten before God.
John Calvin

The timid man calls himself cautious, the sordid man thrifty.
Publilius Syrus
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Sordid Translations

sordid in French is sordide
sordid in Hungarian is zsugori
sordid in Swedish is smutsig, simpel
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