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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Sordid


SOR'DID, adjective [Latin sordidus, form sordes, filth.]

1. Filthy; foul; dirty; gross. There Charon stands a sordid god. [This literal sense is nearly obsolete.]

2. Vile; base; mean; as vulgar, sordid mortals.

3. Meanly avaricious; covetous; niggardly. He may be old and yet not sordid who refuses gold.