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.
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.