Definition of sordidness:
dinge, griminess, nastiness, contemptibility, filthiness, squalor, soilage, despicability, blackness, grubbiness, squalidness, despicability, dinginess, baseness, despicableness, uncleanliness, smuttiness, uncleanness, foulness, dustiness.
- "The Prince and The Pauper, Part 1.", Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens).
In their firmness we might find some obstinacy, in their honesty a certain sordidness; we might hold that their coldness shows the absence of that spontaneity of feeling without which it seems impossible that there can be affection, generosity, and true greatness of soul.- "Holland, v. 1 (of 2)", Edmondo de Amicis.
The ampler horizon it presented, the loftier ideals it set up, the counteracting agency it supplied to the sordidness of motive and act which, left unchecked, was certain to overwhelm the national spirit- all these were enforced by him again and again with clearness and effectiveness.- "The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner", Charles Dudley Warner.