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squalid Explained

squalid at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


squalid at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1591, from M.Fr. squalide, from L. squalidus "rough, coated with dirt, filthy," related to squales "filth," squalus "filthy," squalare "be covered with a rough, scaly layer, be coated with dirt, be filthy." ///

squalid at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Latin; Origin: squalidus, from squalere 'to be dirty', from squalus 'dirty']//
1 very dirty and unpleasant because of a lack of care or money: squalor// --How can anyone live in such squalid conditions?// --a tiny squalid apartment//
2 especially BrE immoral or dishonest: --squalid behaviour// --a squalid affair//

squalid at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

146 Moby Thesaurus words for "squalid":
abject, abominable, arrant, atrocious, awful, base, beastly,
beat-up, bedraggled, beggarly, beneath contempt, black,
blameworthy, blowzy, broken-down, brutal, careless, cheesy,
chintzy, contemptible, crummy, debased, degraded, deplorable,
depraved, despicable, detestable, dilapidated, dingy, dire, dirty,
disgusting, disheveled, disreputable, drabbletailed, draggled,
draggletailed, dreadful, egregious, enormous, execrable, fetid,
filthy, flagrant, foul, frowzy, frumpish, frumpy, fulsome, grave,
grievous, gross, grubby, hateful, heinous, horrible, horrid,
ignoble, impure, in rags, infamous, informal, lamentable, little,
loathsome, loose, lousy, low, low-down, lumpen, mangy, mean,
measly, messy, miserable, monstrous, mussy, nasty, nefarious,
negligent, noisome, notorious, obnoxious, odious, offensive,
outrageous, paltry, petty, pitiable, pitiful, poky, poor, ragged,
raggedy, rank, regrettable, reprehensible, reptilian, repulsive,
rotten, ruinous, run-down, sad, scabby, scandalous, schlock,
scraggly, scrubby, scruffy, scummy, scurvy, seedy, shabby,
shameful, shocking, shoddy, slack, slatternly, sleazy, slipshod,
sloppy, slovenly, slumlike, slummy, sluttish, small, soily, sordid,
tacky, tattered, terrible, too bad, ugly, unclean, uncleanly,
unkempt, unmentionable, unneat, unsightly, untidy, vile,
villainous, woeful, worst, worthless, wretched

squalid at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Impurity): dirty, filthy, grimy, unclean, impure, soiled, dusty, smutty, sooty, smoky, slimy, mucky, slovenly, untidy, messy, unclean, unkempt, uncombed, unwashed, squalid, nasty.

squalid at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective (disapproving)
1 (of places and living conditions) very dirty and unpleasant:
squalid housing * squalid, overcrowded refugee camps
2 (of situations or activities) involving low moral standards or dishonest behaviour
It was a squalid affair involving prostitutes and drugs.

Squalid at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Squalid \Squal"id\, a. [L. squalidus, fr. squalere to be foul or
Dirty through neglect; foul; filthy; extremely dirty.

Uncomed his locks, and squalid his attrie. --Dryden.

Those squalid dens, which are the reproach of large
capitals. --Macaulay.

squalid at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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}, {sordid}]
2: 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}, {sordid}]

squalid at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » la squalidus, from squalere ‘be rough or dirty’.


* Inter: IPA » /ˈskwɒlɪd/


Inter: en-ad » j
  • Extremely dirty and unpleasant.
    1. Showing a contemptible lack of moral standards.
    2. : A squalid attempt to buy votes.


      Inter: trans-top » extremely dirty

  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|likainen, Inter: t- » fi|rähjäinen, Inter: t+ » fi|surkea
  • French: Inter: qualifier » slang Inter: t+ » fr|dégueulasse

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|murdar
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|грязный

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » showing lack of moral standards
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|likainen, Inter: t- » fi|alhainen
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|низкий, Inter: t+ » ru|подлый

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|rezil

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Hygiene -


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: zoolog » y Any member of the Squalidae.
    1. 2008, David A. Ebert, James A. Sulikowski, Biology of Skates (page 126)
    2. : Numerous diet studies on squalids have shown that members of this family tend to feed mainly on teleosts and cephalopodsInter: .. » .

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