Mayberry had no banks, however, as squalid and rapacious as mine.
But the message belies the squalid reality of Sri Lanka under his rule.
One family barricades itself inside a squalid apartment hoping to ride it out.
From Auburn to Army, at these colleges people rabidly support their basketball squads—no matter how squalid.
Jaycee Dugard, who was held captive for 18 years in a squalid series of tents by her abductor, who fathered her two children.
The squalid survivors, in the depths of their misery, raged fiercely against one another.
It was a squalid hovel, and reeked of the earth out of which it was dug.
It was a squalid place, a miserable hole, in which a single flickering, yellow gas jet gave light.
Most of it is turgid, lumpy, fuzzy in texture, squalid in intellect.
And, trembling, she drew from under her pillow that last scrawled letter, written from the squalid hotel near the Gare de Sceaux.
1590s, from Middle French squalide, from Latin squalidus "rough, coated with dirt, filthy," related to squales "filth," squalus "filthy," squalare "be covered with a rough, scaly layer, be coated with dirt, be filthy," of uncertain origin.