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  • (adj) involving immoral or dishonourable actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt. “the story paints a sordid picture of bribes and scams”
  • (adj) dirty or squalid. the overcrowded housing conditions were sordid and degrading”

Sordid meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • घटिया,अनैतिक, गंदा, घिनौना

Sordid origin

  • late Middle English (as a medical term in the sense ‘purulent’): from French sordide or Latin sordidus, from sordere ‘be dirty’. The current senses date from the early 17th century.

Sordid in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)

  • Maharashtra Government Formation: Sordid manipulation by …, Accusing the BJP of “sordid manipulation”, the Left parties on Saturday said it … The Communist Party of India (CPI) described the political …
  • The governor isn’t Sherlock Holmes, Your lordships, … elections in Maharashtra will not just be remembered for the sordid … this be an abnegation of Article 212
  • (2) of the Constitution of In
    Our Democracy ; worst floats to the top and vile is replaced by …, … Duryodhan and other courtiers who watched that sordid drama were. …. Ram Gaya Ram was a phrase that became popular in Indian politics.
  • Reporter’s Take | A sordid tale of govt’s ambitious vaccine project … Get access to India’s fastest growing financial subscriptions service …
  • One Full Vote and Half a Life, For India, the world’s largest democracy striving to be a major world … looks away from the sordid reality that India has failed to rid itself of …

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of Sordid 

  • or obse(ssed)-Qui( yes in frech)-ous=always obsessed with saying yes to it all
  • ob + SEQUI + ous .. sequi means sequence where one thing “follows” the other.. and servants follow what their masters say..

Sordid pronunciation


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