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Definition of Sordid

Sordid

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

Sordid Quotations

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

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

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

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

My faith in humanity leads me to believe that people are looking for something more elevating than the sordid details of the intimate aspects of one's personal life.
Ginger Rogers
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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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