Definition of squalid
dirty, filthy, seedy, sleazy, sordid, low, nasty, foul, disgusting, rundown, decayed, repulsive, poverty-stricken, unclean, fetid, slovenly, skanky (slang), slummy, yucky or yukky (slang), yucko (Australian) (slang), festy (Australian) (slang)
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Translations for 'squalid'
- British English: squalid ADJECTIVE
A squalid place is dirty, untidy, and in bad condition.The early industrial cities were squalid and unhealthy places.
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