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squalor (n.)

1620s, "state or condition of being miserable and dirty," from Latin squalor "roughness, dirtiness, filthiness," from squalere "be filthy" (see squalid).

updated on November 13, 2013

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Definitions of squalor from WordNet

squalor (n.)
sordid dirtiness;
Synonyms: sordidness / squalidness
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