Origin of squalor
Examples from the Web for squalor
The overcrowded school where the family had sought refuge was a scene of despair and squalor.
Money means more to you than just status or new toys; it is freedom, a way out of squalor for both you and your family.
So it is with Just Send Me Word, a heroic love story amid the squalor and degradation of the Gulag.‘Just Send Me Word’ by Orlando Figes: Life and Love in the Gulag|Owen Matthews|June 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The once handsome young man was unrecognizable in his squalor.
These are people defined not by their public selves but by the pettiness, chaos, and squalor of their interior ones.
Yes, all the squalor of the business of domesticity must be hidden from this splendid being!Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
Since she had been under this roof she had grown ashamed of the squalor and starvation and wretchedness of her past existence.The Waters of Edera|Louise de la Rame, a.k.a. Ouida
Wouldn't it be better than the cold and squalor of the streets and these wild dances before unsympathetic eyes?One of My Sons|Anna Katharine Green
The poor foreign-speaking areas in large cities, where immigrants live huddled together in squalor, should be broken up.Applied Eugenics|Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
The foundations upon which its dark bulk reared itself were ignorance, squalor, brutality and vice.The Damnation of Theron Ware|Harold Frederic
British Dictionary definitions for squalor
Word Origin for squalor
Word Origin and History for squalor
1620s, "state or condition of being miserable and dirty," from Latin squalor, related to squalere "be filthy" (see squalid).