Sor"did (?), a. [L. sordidus, fr. sordere to be filthy or dirty; probably akin to E. swart: cf. F. sordide. See Swart, a.]
Filthy; foul; dirty.
A sordid god; down from his hoary chin
A length of beard descends, uncombed, unclean.
Vile; base; gross; mean; as, vulgar, sordid mortals.
"To scorn the sordid
Meanly avaricious; covetous; niggardly.
He may be old,
And yet sordid, who refuses gold.
Sir J. Denham.
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