What does the word squalor mean?

Usage examples for squalor

  1. She was surrounded by squalor and wretchedness; but she never quite forgot her old beautiful home, for her dim sweet memories of it were all she knew of heaven." – Stories of Many Lands by Grace Greenwood
  2. It disgusted her to such a point that she would have preferred to do it with her own hands in secret rather than see others do it openly in all its squalor. – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
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