What does sordid history mean?

Sordid comes from the Latin word sordes, “dirt.” Something that is filthy or run down such as a neighborhood or someone’s living conditions can be called sordid, but it is usually used figuratively to mean immoral or dishonest.

What are two synonyms for sordid?

synonyms for sordid

  • disreputable.
  • nasty.
  • shameful.
  • sleazy.
  • squalid.
  • vile.
  • abject.
  • avaricious.