Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Filth; dregs; refuse; sordes.

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

  • noun sordidness

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Possibly from an unattested Latin *sordor, or by back formation of a noun from sordidus ("dirty, vile").

Examples

  • Holden Caulfield, as we know, ends up in the bughouse, the booby hatch, the wacky shack, done in by universal phoniness and the sad sordor of Experience.

    Revenge of the Wimps

  • Holden Caulfield, as we know, ends up in the bughouse, the booby hatch, the wacky shack, done in by universal phoniness and the sad sordor of Experience.

    Revenge of the Wimps

  • The sordor and filths of nature, the sun shall dry up, and the wind exhale.

    Nature

  • As the lone survivor of the day, it was his duty he believed to narrate all the details from out the barred window of his cell, and Ada and Ruby stayed to hear, though it was a tale of considerable sordor and bloodshed.

    Cold Mountain

  • As the lone survivor of the day, it was his duty he believed to narrate all the details from out the barred window of his cell, and Ada and Ruby stayed to hear, though it was a tale of considerable sordor and bloodshed.

    Cold Mountain

  • As candeo candor, ardeo ardor, so—we are to understand—sordeo sordor.

    Formations.

  • The sordor and filths of nature, the sun shall dry up.

    Formations.

  • The sordor and filths of nature, the sun shall dry up, and the wind exhale.

    Nature: Addresses and Lectures (1849)

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.