What does the word sordid mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Sordidness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Sordidly.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Meanly avaricious; mercenary; base.

Usage examples for sordid

  1. But he saw only the sordid sights he had been seeing for the past fourteen years; he heard only the sounds to which his old ears had become accustomed. – Calvary Alley by Alice Hegan Rice
  2. The past had dropped from him like a wild but weary and sordid dream. – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  3. Who shall say that such a life is sordid and dull and unworthy of a high order of intelligence? – Elizabeth and her German Garden by "Elizabeth", AKA Marie Annette Beauchamp