The sordid details of their acknowledged sexual encounter were the stuff of tabloid frenzy from the moment the story broke.
No one knows the sordid details of the child-abuse scandal better than Clohessy.
Jim DeFede goes inside St. Francis de Sales—perhaps the most sordid Catholic pulpit in the country.
The sordid revelations did deflate Ensign's poll numbers for a while.
Now it appears as if his sordid legacy of failure is once again catching up to Henry Sanford.
What does a poet want with a knowledge of the world, in the common, sordid sense?
Its most significant details were of a sordid kind, familiar to poverty.
It is only in this degradation of sordid misery that he is shown to us in the Alchemist of Jonson.
sordid surroundings, ignorance, and overcrowding did the rest.
Even Tammany's thoughts began to lift above the sordid level of boodle.
early 15c., "festering," from Latin sordidus "dirty, filthy, foul, vile, mean, base," from sordere "be dirty, be shabby," related to sordes "dirt, filth," from PIE *swrd-e-, from root *swordo- "black, dirty" (cf. Old English sweart "black"). Sense of "foul, low, mean" first recorded 1610s. Related: Sordidly; sordidness.