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Sordid
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Sordid as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

21 May 2021
Last seen in: The New York Times Crossword

We found 18 answers for the crossword clue 'Sordid', the most recent of which was seen in the The New York Times Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Sordid a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Sordid as an answer itself some 83 times.

Sordid is a single word clue made up of 6 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The New York Times Crossword' on Thursday, 20 May 2021 with the answer being SEAMY, we also found SEAMY to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Meanly avaricious and mercenary; "sordid avarice"; "sordid material interests"
  • Foul and run-down and repulsive; "a flyblown bar on the edge of town"; "a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town"; "squalid living conditions"; "sordid shantytowns"
  • Unethical or dishonest; "dirty police officers"; "a sordid political campaign"
  • Morally degraded; "a seedy district"; "the seamy side of life"; "sleazy characters hanging around casinos"; "sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls"- Seattle Weekly; "the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils"- James Joyce; "the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal"

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

BASE
A support or foundation; "the base of the lamp"

VILE
Morally reprehensible; "would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar"

5 Letters

DIRTY
Soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime; "dirty unswept sidewalks"; "a child in dirty overalls"; "dirty slums"; "piles of dirty dishes"; "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet"; "wore an unclean shirt"; "mining is a dirty job"; "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"

MESSY
Dirty and disorderly; "a mussy fussy bedroom"; "a child's messy eating habits"

SEAMY
Showing a seam

SEEDY
Full of seeds; "as seedy as a fig"

6 Letters

FILTHY
Characterized by obscenity; "had a filthy mouth"; "foul language"; "smutty jokes"

ROTTEN
Having decayed or disintegrated; usually implies foulness; "dead and rotten in his grave"

SLEAZY
Of cloth; thin and loosely woven; "the coat has a sleazy lining"

TAWDRY
Cheap and shoddy; "cheapjack moviemaking...that feeds on the low taste of the mob"- Judith Crist

7 Letters

CORRUPT
Alter from the original

IGNOBLE
Not of the nobility; "of ignoble (or ungentle) birth"; "untitled civilians"

SQUALID
Foul and run-down and repulsive; "a flyblown bar on the edge of town"; "a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town"; "squalid living conditions"; "sordid shantytowns"

8 Letters

BEGGARLY Chris Roberson
(used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt

DEGRADED
Unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women"

FLYBLOWN
Especially of reputation; "a flyblown reputation"

12 Letters

DISHONORABLE
Lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor; "dishonorable in thought and deed"

INSALUBRIOUS
Detrimental to health

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