squalor


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squal·or

 (skwŏl′ər)
n.
A filthy and wretched condition or quality.

[Latin squālor, from squālēre, to be filthy; see squalid.]

squalor

(ˈskwɒlə)
n
the condition or quality of being squalid; disgusting dirt and filth
[C17: from Latin]

squal•or

(ˈskwɒl ər, ˈskwɔ lər)

n.
the condition of being squalid; filth and misery.
[1615–25; < Latin squālor dirtiness =squāl(ēre) to be dirty, encrusted + -or -or1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squalor - sordid dirtiness
dirtiness, uncleanness - the state of being unsanitary

squalor

squalor

noun
Translations
قَذارَه
špína
kummerlige forhold
mocsok
eymd, vesæld

squalor

[ˈskwɒləʳ] Nmiseria f, vileza f
to live in squalorvivir en la miseria, vivir en la sordidez

squalor

[ˈskwɒlər] nconditions fpl sordides

squalor

nSchmutz m; (= moral squalor)Verkommenheit f; the squalor of the conditionsdie elenden or erbärmlichen Verhältnisse; to live in squalorin unbeschreiblichen Zuständen leben

squalor

[ˈskwɒləʳ] nsquallore m

squalid

(ˈskwolid) adjective
very dirty or filthy. The houses are squalid and overcrowded.
ˈsqualor (-lə) noun
They lived in squalor.
References in classic literature ?
His notes are never true, and his fiddle buzzes on the low ones and squeaks and scratches on the high; but these things they heed no more than they heed the dirt and noise and squalor about them--it is out of this material that they have to build their lives, with it that they have to utter their souls.
In the Protestant cantons you never see such poverty and dirt and squalor as you do in this Catholic one; you never see the lanes and alleys flowing with foulness; you never see such wretched little sties of houses; you never see an inverted tin turnip on top of a church for a dome; and as for a church-bell, why, you never hear a church-bell at all.
So strangely clouded were these refinements by the prison manners and gloom, so spectral did they become in the inappropriate squalor and misery through which they were seen, that Charles Darnay seemed to stand in a company of the dead.
A gipsy encampment to-day is little more than a moving slum, a scab of squalor on the fair face of the countryside.
The occasional emergence of an Equilateral from the ranks of his serf-born ancestors is welcomed, not only by the poor serfs themselves, as a gleam of light and hope shed upon the monotonous squalor of their existence, but also by the Aristocracy at large; for all the higher classes are well aware that these rare phenomena, while they do little or nothing to vulgarize their own privileges, serve as a most useful barrier against revolution from below.
If anyone could save me from this squalor, and restore to me my good name, and avert from me future poverty and want and misfortune, he is the man to do it.
Yet the very fact that I was full of a strong desire to win caused this gambling for gain, in spite of its attendant squalor, to contain, if you will, something intimate, something sympathetic, to my eyes: for it is always pleasant to see men dispensing with ceremony, and acting naturally, and in an unbuttoned mood.
It would have been as easy for Rose to be cheerful in the midst of mere squalor as for a flower to bloom white in a crowded tenement, but at the swift realization of the lack of tenderness for her which this indifference to her first impressions so clearly expressed, her faith in the man she had married began to wither.
he cried, shouting in at the open door, through which much squalor was visible.
amid the ripple of light laughter and the sparkle of bright eyes; and this deep knowledge was dug up in the quiet study, where the bust of Pallas looks serenely down on the leather-scented shelves; and this heap belongs to the crowded street; and that to the daisied field--the heap that would tower up high above the rest as a mountain above hills would be the one at which we should look up and say: this noblest pile of all--these glorious paintings and this wondrous music, these trumpet words, these solemn thoughts, these daring deeds, they were forged and fashioned amid misery and pain in the sordid squalor of the city garret.
Sir Leicester's gallantry concedes the point, though he still feels that to bring this sort of squalor among the upper classes is really--really--
His soul danced with joy at that picture of starvation which is so good-humoured, of squalor which is so picturesque, of sordid love which is so romantic, of bathos which is so moving.