Synonyms for Squalid:


black (adjective)
dirty (adjective)
grimy, mucky, unclean, unhygienic, slovenly.
disreputable (adjective)
impure (adjective)
poor (adjective)
down-and-out, busted, destitute, beggarly, have-not, hand-to-mouth, impoverished, scruffy, shabby, penniless, homeless, distressed, penurious, poor, embarrassed, bereft, poverty-stricken, bankrupt, pauper, dilapidated.
poor, run-down (adjective)
impure, poverty-stricken, horrid, shabby, unclean, sloppy, base, moldy, muddy, soiled, repellent, mean, dirty, miry, filthy, musty, disheveled, seedy, slovenly, gruesome, sordid, low, foul, dingy, fetid, offensive, nasty, ramshackle, unkempt, reeking, grimy, ignoble, abominable, horrible, disgusting, vile.
seamy (adjective)
slovenly (adjective)
disheveled, careless, dirty, neglectful, sloppy, shabby, unkempt, messy, slovenly.
unclean (adjective)
infectious, putrid, grungy, untidy, dusty, insalubrious, unhygenic, unclean, septic, filthy, muddy, unsanitary, scatological, fetid, defiled, icky, sloppy, toxic, disgusting, dingy, murky, sordid, smutty, slovenly, offensive, grimy, crummy, obscene, festering, foul, dirty, grubby, scruffy, shabby, impure, odious, mucky.


evil, amoral, deviant, immoral, perverted, wicked, unethical, gross, sinful. low, low-down, right, mean, ignoble, base. squalid (noun)
flyblown, dirty, disreputable, seedy, sleazy, unclean, sordid, seamy, soiled.


dirty (verb)

Other synonyms:

low-down. ignoble. vile, nasty. low. Other relevant words:
amoral, abominable, horrid, fusty, perverted, Lutose, slimy, deviant, horrible, evil, ill-smelling, immoral, Ordurous, seamy, sinful, base, slummocky, besmeared, ramshackle, gross, reeking, musty, sleazy, soiled, right, seedy, mean, wicked, repellent, unhygienic, Sloshy, unethical, feculent, Reeky, low-down, moldy, flyblown, gruesome, miry, vile, nasty, contaminated, disreputable, ignoble, low.

Usage examples for squalid

  1. The heat of the weather was so great, and the gentleman was so absent- minded, that he had taken off his hat and forgotten to put it on again as he went down the squalid street. – A Second Home by Honore de Balzac
  2. The place looked dirty and squalid in the extreme- just the sort of place I should have expected Theodore to haunt. – Castles in the Air by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  3. Adeline, left alone, and looking round the squalid shop, melted into tears. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac