Translation of sordid in Spanish:


sórdido, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈsɔːdɪd//ˈsɔrdəd/


  • 1

    (murder/motive/film) sórdido
    (deal/method) vergonzoso
    (method/deal) infame
    do you want all the sordid details? ¿te interesan los detalles escabrosos?
    • Another motive, the sordid one, is the craving for gossip, particularly the naughty kind.
    • It is about the sordid deeds people's abject ambitions ultimately lead to.
    • After the fall of communism, part of the peace dividend that the free world enjoyed was the moral relief of being able to withdraw from such sordid partnerships.
    • 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.
    • Add to that you have the tax dodge of offshore accounts and you have a rather sordid picture.
    • The Dutroux case, which uncovered a sordid picture of judicial and political corruption, implicated the highest levels of Belgian society.
    • Despite this sordid picture, the leadership of DC 37 voted last week against direct elections by the members of top union officers.
    • This story is sordid and shameful, and everyone who was involved in producing it should be ashamed of themselves.
    • Bianchi is at his best when he delivers his seedy, sordid lyrics in a blank, innocent voice.
    • Seen as sleazy and sordid, his early, no-budget films are in fact my favourite in his oeuvre.
    • They say that every picture tells a story, and I'd say this picture tells a sordid one.
    • Fortunately for him, he will not be contemplating his sad and sordid crime from the inside of a prison cell.
    • The bodybuilding lifestyle as portrayed by these publications is sordid and distasteful.
    • What is being revealed in this sordid spectacle is the deep-going corruption of the traditional institutions of bourgeois rule in America.
    • The second half of the film becomes darker and more convoluted as Almodóvar attempts to emulate film noir conventions and the film degenerates into sordid melodrama.
    • Although outsiders view the pairing as sordid and unsavoury, the couple cling together, finding solace in this unlikely romance.
    • But you'll bristle at the wasted resources and moral compromises involved in the whole sordid mess.
    • But rather, you should introduce some fair and noble impression to replace it, and banish this base and sordid one.
    • But together they present a sordid picture of a man who used his status as a minor celebrity to seduce a bevy of women, often in unsavoury circumstances.
    • The law must contemplate the full and often sordid scope of social reality.
  • 2

    (squalid, dirty)
    (conditions/hotel/surroundings) sórdido
    (conditions/hotel/surroundings) miserable
    • At present you spend your lives in sordid labour, your abode in filthy slums; your children hunger and your masters say your slavery must endure forever.
    • After 18 months of complaining to various authorities and writing to the Craven Herald, the town hall entrance is still filthy and sordid.