noun squa·lor \ˈskwä-lər also ˈskwā- or ˈskw-\

: very bad and dirty conditions

Full Definition of SQUALOR

:  the quality or state of being squalid

Examples of SQUALOR

  1. The family was living in squalor.
  2. I was shocked by the squalor of their surroundings.

Origin of SQUALOR

Latin, from squalēre
First Known Use: 1621
SQUALOR Defined for Kids


noun squal·or \ˈskwä-lər\

Definition of SQUALOR for Kids

:  the quality or state of being squalid <The children had to live in squalor.>


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