(?), a. [L. sordidus, fr. sordere to be filthy or dirty; probably akin to E. swart: cf. F. sordide. See Swart, a.] 1. Filthy; foul; dirty. [Obs.]
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A sordid god; down from his hoary chin
A length of beard descends, uncombed, unclean.
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2. Vile; base; gross; mean; as, vulgar, sordid mortals. "To scorn the sordid world." Milton.
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3. Meanly avaricious; covetous; niggardly.
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He may be old,
And yet sordid, who refuses gold.
Sir J. Denham.
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