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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sor·did /ˈsɔrdəd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sor·did a.
 1. Filthy; foul; dirty. [Obs.]
 A sordid god; down from his hoary chin
 A length of beard descends, uncombed, unclean.   --Dryden.
 2. Vile; base; gross; mean; as, vulgar, sordid mortals. “To scorn the sordid world.”
 3. Meanly avaricious; covetous; niggardly.
 He may be old,
 And yet sordid, who refuses gold.   --Sir J. Denham.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: morally degraded; "a seedy district"; "the seamy side of
             life"; "sleazy characters hanging around casinos";
             "sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls"- Seattle
             Weekly; "the sordid details of his orgies stank under
             his very nostrils"- James Joyce; "the squalid
             atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal" [syn: seamy, seedy,
              sleazy, squalid]
      2: unethical or dishonest; "dirty police officers"; "a sordid
         political campaign" [syn: dirty]
      3: foul and run-down and repulsive; "a flyblown bar on the edge
         of town"; "a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest
         part of town"; "squalid living conditions"; "sordid
         shantytowns" [syn: flyblown, squalid]
      4: meanly avaricious and mercenary; "sordid avarice"; "sordid
         material interests"