squalid

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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Latin squalidus, from squalere (to be rough or dirty).

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AdjectiveEdit

squalid (comparative squalider, superlative squalidest)

  1. Extremely dirty and unpleasant.
  2. Showing a contemptible lack of moral standards.
    A squalid attempt to buy votes.

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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

squalid (plural squalids)

  1. (zoology) Any member of the family Squalidae of dogfish sharks.
    • 2008, David A. Ebert, James A. Sulikowski, Biology of Skates (page 126)
      Numerous diet studies on squalids have shown that members of this family tend to feed mainly on teleosts and cephalopods []