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
These innocent refugees were interned by Israel in squalid concentration camps such as Gaza and the West Bank.
The only way that Mexicans can do it is by living in squalid, overcrowded apartments.
Native Americans often live in squalid conditions and are sadly lacking in adequate political action committees.
I guess he prefers the “hard bigotry” of poisoning children by forcing them to live in squalid conditions.
Danton called the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from jail Friday night and read a statement that focused on his relationship with his estranged parents, outlining allegations of "constant physical and emotional abuse" and saying he was raised in squalid conditions.
In these savage fastnesses the pirates lived in squalid splendour.
The people live in squalid dens, where there can be no health and no hope, but dogged discontent at their own lot, and futile discontent at the wealth which they see possessed by others.
One week before the invasion, a Chavista columnist named Emilio Silva posted a call to action on Aporrea, a pro-government Web site, describing Jews as "squalid" - a term Chavez often uses to describe his opponents as weak - and exhorting Venezuelans to confront them as anti-government conspirators.
Today, much of Ahmedabad’s Muslim population remains sequestered in squalid relief communities that Modi once called “baby-making factories.”
The old man took note of her and saw that she was lovely, but she had nothing on her head save a piece of camlet, and, marvelling at her beauty, he said to himself, “This charmer dazzleth men’s wits but she is in squalid condition, and whether she be of the people of this city or she be a stranger, I needs must have her.”
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