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squalid

[skwol-id, skwaw-lid] /ˈskwɒl ɪd, ˈskwɔ lɪd/
adjective
1.
foul and repulsive, as from lack of care or cleanliness; neglected and filthy.
2.
wretched; miserable; degraded; sordid.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Latin squālidus dirty, equivalent to squāl(ēre) to be dirty, encrusted + -idus -id4
Related forms
squalidly, adverb
squalidness, squalidity
[skwo-lid-i-tee] /skwɒˈlɪd ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
Synonyms
1. unclean. See dirty.
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British Dictionary definitions for squalidness

squalid

/ˈskwɒlɪd/
adjective
1.
dirty and repulsive, esp as a result of neglect or poverty
2.
sordid
Derived Forms
squalidity (skwɒˈlɪdɪtɪ), squalidness, noun
squalidly, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin squālidus, from squālēre to be stiff with dirt
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Word Origin and History for squalidness

squalid

adj.

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.

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