sordid

Part of speech: noun

Sordidness.

Part of speech: adverb

Sordidly.

Part of speech: adjective

Meanly avaricious; mercenary; base.

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Usage examples "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", Alice Hegan Rice.
  2. The past had dropped from him like a wild but weary and sordid dream. - "Alec Forbes of Howglen", 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", "Elizabeth", AKA Marie Annette Beauchamp.