squalor

[skwol-er, skwaw-ler]
noun
the condition of being squalid; filth and misery.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin squālor dirtiness, equivalent to squāl(ēre) to be dirty, encrusted + -or -or1


wretchedness.


splendor.
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squalor (ˈskwɒlə)
 
n
the condition or quality of being squalid; disgusting dirt and filth
 
[C17: from Latin]

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squalor
1621, "state or condition of being miserable and dirty," from L. squalor, related to squalere "be filthy" (see squalid).
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Example sentences
Since then a new generation of poor people has grown to adulthood in poverty
  and squalor.
Put marble in the governors office, ask refugees to livein squalor.
People seem to want this, as opposed to urban tumult and squalor.
Migrant workers who are cheated by their employers and live in squalor while
  providing all of us with food are exploited.
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