Definition of sordid
- sordid motives
He shared the sordid details of his past.
he managed to rise above the sordid streets upon which he grew up
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bedraggled, befouled, begrimed, bemired, besmirched, black, blackened, cruddy, dingy, dirty, draggled, dusty, filthy, foul, grimy, grubby, grungy, mucky, muddy, nasty, smudged, smutty, soiled, stained, sullied, unclean, uncleanly;
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having a quality expressive of sadness
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