ETYM Old Fren. costevé, p. p. of costever, French constiper, Latin constipare to press closely together, to cram; con- + stipare to press together, cram. Related to Stipulate, Stiff, Constipate.
Retarding evacuation of feces.
Affected with or causing constipation; constipated.
sordid / sɔːrdəd /
ETYM Latin sordidus, from sordere to be filthy or dirty; probably akin to Eng. swart: cf. French sordide. Related to Swart.
Meanly avaricious and mercenary.