Translation of sordid in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈsɔːrdəd; ˈsɔːdɪd/


  • 1.1 (base) [murder/motive/film] sórdido; [method/deal] vergonzoso, infame do you want all the sordid details? [colloquial/familiar] ¿te interesan los detalles escabrosos?
    More example sentences
    • Fortunately for him, he will not be contemplating his sad and sordid crime from the inside of a prison cell.
    • Another motive, the sordid one, is the craving for gossip, particularly the naughty kind.
    • The Dutroux case, which uncovered a sordid picture of judicial and political corruption, implicated the highest levels of Belgian society.
    1.2 (squalid, dirty) [hotel/conditions/surroundings] sórdido, miserable
    More example sentences
    • After 18 months of complaining to various authorities and writing to the Craven Herald, the town hall entrance is still filthy and sordid.
    • At present you spend your lives in sordid labour, your abode in filthy slums; your children hunger and your masters say your slavery must endure forever.

More definitions of sordid

Definition of sordid in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day veloz
fast …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.