Definition of 'squalid'
Example sentences containing 'squalid'
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Not to end them prematurely in some squalid crack house. The Sun (2008)Tens of thousands live in squalid refugee camps. The Sun (2010)But this is not a squalid bedsit or dingy warehouse. The Sun (2009)The squalid conditions in the shack settlements drive many to despair. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She had spent the first six years of her life in squalid conditions. The Sun (2016)The nine men and two women were put up in squalid conditions and went for days eating only potatoes. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Women were idealised in the home, but homes were often squalid. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Conditions in the camp had been squalid, he said. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The accommodation is at best basic, but often squalid. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Another 2.5 million people are crammed into camps that are squalid but have food and medicine. Times, Sunday Times (2008)About 120,000 of them live as internal refugees in squalid camps. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The pictures show unmade beds, a squalid sitting room and a kitchen sink piled with dirty dishes. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Disease is also rife in the tiny squalid rooms where eight to ten men live, sleeping on bunk beds. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Her cheap room was squalid. The Sun (2012)Colombo faced international criticism about the camps because civilians were not allowed visitors or to leave, and often lived in squalid conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2009)POLICE raided a squalid house to find 35 people had been sharing it. The Sun (2010)And they insisted they had no fear of being caught because our jails are BETTER than their squalid houses. The Sun (2013)It was squalid, dirty, inconvenient and unbearably noisy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They moved 14 times in under two years, each house more squalid than the last. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Those officers were'shocked' by the squalid conditions inside the building. Times, Sunday Times (2006)No; she was not made for mean and shabby surroundings, for the squalid compromises of poverty. The House of Mirth (1905)
Trends of 'squalid'
Used Occasionally. squalid is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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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.
Definition of squalid from the Collins English Dictionary
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