One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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
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
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