sordid


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having or proceeding from low moral standards

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morally degraded

unethical or dishonest

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foul and run-down and repulsive

meanly avaricious and mercenary

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Hayward surrounded his sordid and vulgar little adventures with a glow of poetry, and thought he touched hands with Pericles and Pheidias because to describe the object of his attentions he used the word hetaira instead of one of those, more blunt and apt, provided by the English language.
I did indeed observe that the YAHOOS were the only animals in this country subject to any diseases; which, however, were much fewer than horses have among us, and contracted, not by any ill-treatment they meet with, but by the nastiness and greediness of that sordid brute.
What is called poetic insight is the gift of discerning, in this sphere of strangely mingled elements, the beauty and the majesty which are compelled to assume a garb so sordid.
It was a miserable, sordid, and pitiful beginning to life.
But when the fun is rather rough, we must remember that Dickens wrote of the England of seventy years ago and more, when life was rougher than it is now, and when people did not see that drinking was the sordid sin we know it to be now.
It is the sordid cares of the lowly born that do these things.
not a mean spirit, nor a sordid soul, nor a sad heart there - ah, Thorndike, I wish I could see it again.
Another ill effect of the exclusion would be the temptation to sordid views, to peculation, and, in some instances, to usurpation.
In fact, in these virulent and sordid competitions, the trappers of each party were more intent upon injuring their rivals, than benefitting themselves; breaking each other's traps, trampling and tearing to pieces the beaver lodges, and doing every thing in their power to mar the success of the hunt.
I could not decide whether she desired the return of her husband because she loved him, or because she dreaded the tongue of scandal; and I was perturbed by the suspicion that the anguish of love contemned was alloyed in her broken heart with the pangs, sordid to my young mind, of wounded vanity.
I have known the Sharifs for 40 years and I know all their sordid personal lives but I would never stoop to the level of exposing these sordid details.
Going after the former prime minister, he added:"I have known the Sharifs for 40 years and I know all their sordid personal lives, but I would never stoop to the level of exposing these sordid details.
A WOMAN caught on CCTV having sex while waiting for a pizza in Domino's has said the sordid act "will haunt me forever".
A SORDID attempt to make money out of Muhammad Ali "sex tapes" is revealed today.
Combine sordid affairs and sweet crude; mix with special