Involving ignoble actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt.; Dirty or squalid.
‘the story paints a sordid picture of bribes and scams’
‘The law must contemplate the full and often sordid scope of social reality.’
‘It is about the sordid deeds people’s abject ambitions ultimately lead to.’
‘Despite this sordid picture, the leadership of DC 37 voted last week against direct elections by the members of top union officers.’
‘They say that every picture tells a story, and I’d say this picture tells a sordid one.’
‘Yet their works continued to draw audiences; no matter how bizarre the plots, how filled with sordid family squabbles, the ghetto dwellers regarded them as a form of documentary.’
грязный, корыстный, убогий, противный, жалкий, низкий, подлый