squalor

[ skwol-er, skwaw-ler ]
/ ˈskwɒl ər, ˈskwɔ lər /

noun

the condition of being squalid; filth and misery.

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Origin of squalor

1615–25; <Latin squālor dirtiness, equivalent to squāl(ēre) to be dirty, encrusted + -or-or1
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British Dictionary definitions for squalor

squalor
/ (ˈskwɒlə) /

noun

the condition or quality of being squalid; disgusting dirt and filth

Word Origin for squalor

C17: from Latin
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