• WordNet 3.6
    • n squalidness sordid dirtiness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Squalidness Quality or state of being squalid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n squalidness Squalidity.
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  • Ken Livingstone
    Ken Livingstone
    “What a squalid and irresponsible little profession it is. Nothing prepares you for how bad Fleet Street really is until it craps on you from a great height.”


In literature:

Squalid it is without doubt, this particular aspect of New York; but what is the squalor of West-street to that of Limehouse or Poplar?
"America To-day, Observations and Reflections" by William Archer
She saw her mission, and took her squalid Oedipus in charge.
"The History of David Grieve" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
His home is but too frequently squalid and filthy to an extraordinary degree.
"Cetywayo and his White Neighbours" by H. Rider Haggard
Borislau, after twenty years' work, was unimproved, dirty, squalid, and brutal.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 401, September 8, 1883" by Various
With the support of the Government of India, however, he managed to maintain a weak, squalid rule for a space.
"The Story of the Malakand Field Force" by Sir Winston S. Churchill
Then he was guided upstairs to a squalid room.
"Joe Strong The Boy Fire-Eater" by Vance Barnum
At the turn of the hill the trio came in sight of the squalid semicircle of Niggertown.
"Birthright" by T.S. Stribling
He bore with the bad food, dirty lodging, and daily round of squalid misery in the school.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol III" by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
He continued his reflections as he walked through the somewhat squalid streets of his own quarter.
"At Sunwich Port, Complete" by W.W. Jacobs
In this basin were set up several squalid tents, about which the gipsies were squatting.
"The Girl Aviators' Motor Butterfly" by Margaret Burnham

In poetry:

It's the Spring.
A sprightliness feeble and squalid
Wakes in the ward, and I sicken,
Impotent, winter at heart.
"Pastoral" by William Ernest Henley
Through squalid life they laboured,
in sordid grief they died,
Those sons of a mighty mother,
those props of England’s pride.
"The Day Is Coming" by William Morris
Our apparatniks will continue making
the usual squalid mess called History:
all we can pray for is that artists,
chefs and saints may still appear to blithe it.
"Moon Landing" by W H Auden
These, for whom stands no type or title given
In all the squalid tales of gore and pelf;
Though cowed by crashing thunders from all heaven.
Cain never said, 'My brother slew himself.'
"To A Certain Nation" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
O family of man! how large the mass
Of suffering bodies, minds with misery drunk;
Creatures whose squalid forms we loath to pass;
Beings crush'd flat by power, in baseness sunk!
"The Toils Of The Voyager" by George Jehoshaphat Mountain
Shall we give you sons and daughters to a life of never-rest,
Sacrificing all for nothing in the desert of the West,
To be driven to the city’s squalid suburb and the slum?
Make the city what it should be—and the bairns will come.
"And the Bairns Will Come" by Henry Lawson

In news:

As a political prisoner in the 1970s at Haiti's most dreaded lockup, Claude Rosier sat in his squalid, crowded cell and dreamed of the day that tubby, boyish dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier would face justice.
The American capital is sprawling, fractured, squalid, colored by patriotism and treason, and deeply divided along the political lines that will soon embroil the nation in bloody conflict.
Tens of thousands of people across this Indiana-sized island have been forced to flee their homes for squalid camps.
The tent camp at Aki-Yurt is not as squalid as some refugee camps around the world.
32 immigrants found in cramped, squalid mobile home.
Lost naked toddler leads deputies to squalid home.
Octomom Home Gets Makeover Just Days After ' Squalid ' Photos Hit Web.
Nadia Suleman's home received a face lift after photos of the ' squalid ' house surfaced on the internet.
Cleaning Crews Descend on Squalid 'Octomom' Home Which Now Faces Foreclosure and Auction.
A team of investigators inspected Nadia 'Octomom' Sullivan's home after claims of neglect and squalid conditions.
Disturbing Photos Reveal Squalid Conditions at 'Octomom' Home.
The Penn State story now is a squalid tale of moral failure.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrants held by the federal government are being detained in a squalid basement where conditions are foul-smelling and dirty, a civil rights group said in a lawsuit.
Would You Ditch Your Squalid Share for a 300-Square-Foot 'Micro-Apartment.
Man charged with neglecting, locking elderly mother in squalid bedroom.