- squalid (adj.)
- 1590s, from Middle French squalide and directly from Latin squalidus "rough, coated with dirt, filthy," related to squales "filth," squalus "filthy," squalare "be covered with a rough, stiff layer, be coated with dirt, be filthy," of uncertain origin. Related: Squalidly; squalidness; squalidity.
- 1. He followed her up a rickety staircase to a squalid bedsit.
- 2. squalid, overcrowded refugee camps
- 3. The Tory Party called the bill "the most squalid measure ever put before the Commons".
- 4. They live in a squalid hut in the poorest part of the village.
- 5. The migrants have been living in squalid conditions.
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