N-UNCOUNTYou can refer to very dirty, unpleasant conditions as squalor.
He was out of work and living in squalor.
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Squalor — Squa lor (skw[=a] l[^o]r), n. [L., fr. squalere to be foul or filthy.] Squalidness; foulness; filthiness; squalidity. [1913 Webster] The heterogeneous indigent multitude, everywhere wearing nearly the same aspect of squalor. I. Taylor. [1913… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
squalor — 1620s, state or condition of being miserable and dirty, from L. squalor, related to squalere be filthy (see SQUALID (Cf. squalid)) … Etymology dictionary
squalor — is spelt or in both BrE and AmE … Modern English usage
squalor — [n] filth, poverty decay, destitution, dirtiness, foulness, grunginess, impoverishment, indigence, poorness, seediness, starvation, wretchedness; concepts 335,709 … New thesaurus
squalor — ► NOUN ▪ the state of being squalid … English terms dictionary
squalor — [skwäl′ər, skwôl′ər] n. [L, foulness, akin to squalere, to be filthy] the quality or condition of being squalid; filth and wretchedness … English World dictionary
squalor — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ public, urban VERB + SQUALOR ▪ live in PREPOSITION ▪ amid the squalor of … Collocations dictionary
squalor — n. in squalor (to live in squalor) * * * [ skwɒlə] in squalor (to live in squalor) … Combinatory dictionary
squalor — /skwol euhr, skwaw leuhr/, n. the condition of being squalid; filth and misery. [1615 25; < L squalor dirtiness, equiv. to squal(ere) to be dirty, encrusted + or OR1] Syn. wretchedness. Ant. splendor. * * * … Universalium