Synonyms of squalid in English:


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1‘the squalid, overcrowded prison’

dirty, filthy, grubby, grimy, mucky, slummy, slumlike, 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