from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Dirty and wretched, as from poverty or lack of care. See Synonyms at dirty.
- adj. Morally repulsive; sordid: "the squalid atmosphere of intrigue, betrayal, and counterbetrayal” ( W. Bruce Lincoln).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Extremely dirty and unpleasant.
- adj. Showing a contemptible lack of moral standards.
- n. Any member of the Squalidae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Dirty through neglect; foul; filthy; extremely dirty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Foul; filthy; extremely dirty: as, a squalid beggar; a squalid house.
- Rough; shaggy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. foul and run-down and repulsive
- adj. morally degraded
Latin squālidus, from squālēre, to be filthy, from squālus, filthy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin squalidus, from squalere ‘be rough or dirty’. (Wiktionary)