squalidness


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squal·id

 (skwŏl′ĭd)
adj.
1. Dirty or deteriorated, especially from poverty or lack of care. See Synonyms at dirty.
2. Morally repulsive; sordid: "the squalid atmosphere of intrigue, betrayal, and counterbetrayal" (W. Bruce Lincoln).

[Latin squālidus, from squālēre, to be filthy, from squālus, filthy.]

squal′id·ly adv.
squal′id·ness, squa·lid′i·ty (skwŏ-lĭd′ĭ-tē) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squalidness - sordid dirtiness
dirtiness, uncleanness - the state of being unsanitary
References in classic literature ?
It might be palace without, but it was wigwam within; so that, between the stateliness of his mansion and the squalidness of his furniture, the gallant White Plume presented some such whimsical incongruity as we see in the gala equipments of an Indian chief on a treaty-making embassy at Washington, who has been generously decked out in cocked hat and military coat, in contrast to his breech-clout and leathern legging; being grand officer at top, and ragged Indian at bottom.
He was oppressed by the utter squalidness of it all.
Their condition only proves what squalidness may consist with civilization.