Definition for SOR'DID

SOR'DID, a. [Fr. sordide; It. sordido; L. sordidus, from sordes, filth.]

  1. Filthy; foul; dirty; gross. There Charon stands / A sordid god. – Dryden. [This literal sense is nearly obsolete.]
  2. Vile; base; mean; as, vulgar, sordid mortals. – Cowley.
  3. Meanly avaricious; covetous; niggardly. He may be old / And yet not sordid, who refuses god. – Denham.

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