Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a sordid manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Sordidness.
  • adverb In a sordid manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a sordid manner; in a way that is dirty or morally low.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a sordid or squalid way

Etymologies

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sordid +‎ -ly

Examples

  • It goes on its placid way, prattling sweet ideals and dear moralities, and scrambling sordidly for material benefits.

    Revolution

  • I am sordidly debating within myself … the perennial question ...

    Imperfect Union

  • I am sordidly debating within myself … the perennial question ...

    Imperfect Union

  • I am sordidly debating within myself … the perennial question ...

    Imperfect Union

  • A sordidly materialistic Jewish figure in her novel "David Golder" 1929 made her famous.

    A Supremely Disabused Writer

  • But intrude not violently upon man, leave him alone in his somnambulism, and he kicks out from under his feet the ladder of life up which he has climbed, constitutes himself the center of the universe, dreams sordidly about his own particular god, and maunders metaphysically about his own blessed immortality.

    The Somnambulists

  • The Clintons, especially Bill, is owed a profound and genuine apology for the race card so sordidly played against him. —

    Obama’s Chat With Bill Clinton - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • No withered old maid, she also had another man-a-courtin 'before she picked Georgie Porgie, wealthy and renowned Virginia planter Charles Carter, who sordidly wrote his brother how he desired to "arouse a flame in her breast."

    Warren Holstein: Martha Washington Redux: America's First MILF

  • He found such novels deeply implausible, as most of the espionage agents he knew were far too busy having sex with each other, or fiddling their expense accounts, ever to engage in anything so sordidly middle-class as actually spying on one another.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • He found such novels deeply implausible, as most of the espionage agents he knew were far too busy having sex with each other, or fiddling their expense accounts, ever to engage in anything so sordidly middle-class as actually spying on one another.

    Protagonist Beetlelicker

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