Synonyms of squalid in English:


See definition of squalid


1‘the squalid, overcrowded prison’


dirty, filthy, grubby, grimy, mucky, slummy, slum-like, foul, vile, low, poor, sorry, wretched, dismal, dingy, miserable, mean, nasty, seedy, shabby, sordid, sleazy, insalubrious, slovenly, repulsive, disgusting

neglected, uncared-for, unmaintained, broken-down, run down, down at heel, dilapidated, ramshackle, tumbledown, gone to rack and ruin, crumbling, decaying

informal scruffy, scuzzy, crummy, shambly, grungy, ratty, tacky

British informal grotty

North American informal shacky


clean, pleasant

2‘a squalid attempt to save themselves from electoral embarrassment’


improper, sordid, unseemly, unsavoury, sleazy, seedy, seamy, shoddy, vile, foul, tawdry, louche, cheap, base, low, low-minded, nasty, debased, degenerate, depraved, corrupt, dishonest, dishonourable, disreputable, despicable, discreditable, disgraceful, contemptible, ignominious, ignoble, shameful, wretched, abhorrent, odious, abominable, disgusting

informal sleazoid


proper, decent