Squalor  

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"His diagnosis of the evils of his time is as searching as it is fearless, and yet exhibiting neither the pessimism of Ibsen nor the moral squalor of Zola, with his gospel of sordid facts unrelieved by any spiritual aspiration." --The Gentleman's Magazine, 1894

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Squalor refers to filthiness and degradation, as from neglect or poverty.





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