Sor"did (?), a. [L. sordidus, fr. sordere to be filthy or dirty; probably akin to E. swart: cf. F. sordide. See Swart, a.]


Filthy; foul; dirty.


A sordid god; down from his hoary chin A length of beard descends, uncombed, unclean. Dryden.


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

"To scorn the sordid world."



Meanly avaricious; covetous; niggardly.

He may be old, And yet sordid, who refuses gold. Sir J. Denham.


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