(Latin: sordidus, dirty, foul, filthy, squalid; dirt, filth; related to sordes, "dirt")

sordes (pl) (noun) (used only in the plural form)
1. Foul matter; excretion; dregs.
2. Filthy, useless, or rejected matter of any kind; specifically in medicine, the foul matter that collects on the teeth and tongue; consisting of food, microorganisms, and epithelial elements; in low fevers and other conditions attended with great vital depression.
3. A dark brown or blackish crust-like collection on the lips, teeth, and gums of a person with dehydration associated with a chronic debilitating disease.
sordes gastricae
Foul material accumulating in the stomach consisting of a mixture of food, epithelial matter (membranous tissue covering internal organs and other internal surfaces of the body), and microorganisms.
sordid (adjective), more sordid, most sordid
1. Demonstrating the worst aspects of human nature; such as, immorality, selfishness, and greed: The head of the gang operated a sordid entertainment complex where he encouraged people to gamble and lose their money and reputations.
2. Squalid, dirty, filthy, and depressing: Despite growing up in a sordid and poor neighborhood, the young woman went to school and became a teacher.
3. Morally ignoble or base; vile; used figuratively to mean immoral or dishonest: The evil man used sordid methods to entice new immigrants to work for him; unfortunately, he exploited or took advantage of them.
4. Meanly selfish, self-seeking, or mercenary: The sordid ambitions of Brent Kent's business resulted in his exploiting the needs of the underpaid workers.
5. Of a dull, dirty, or muddy hue: Sailing down the river, Jason could hardly believe how sordid and polluted the water looked.
6. Etymology: from Latin sordes, "dirt."
Despicable, vile, and filthy.
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1. In a sordid or squalid way or manner.
2. Marked by baseness or grossness; vile.
3. In a way that is dirty or morally low.
4. Of a dull or muddy color.
Unworthiness by virtue of lacking higher values; baseness, contemptibility, despicableness, despicability.

Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "land, ground, fields, soil, dirt, mud, clay, earth (world)": agra-; agrest-; agri-; agro-; argill-; choro-; chthon-; epeiro-; geo-; glob-; lut-; myso-; pedo-; pel-; rhyp-; soil-; terr-.