sleaze


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sleaze

 (slēz)
n.
A sleazy condition, quality, or appearance: "His record of public service is untouched by any stain of shadiness or sleaze" (James J. Kilpatrick).

[Back-formation from sleazy.]
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sleaze

(sliːz)
n
1. sleaziness
2. dishonest, disreputable, or immoral behaviour, esp of public officials or employees: political sleaze.
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sleaze

(sliz)

n.
1. sleazy quality, character, or content; sordidness, vulgarity, or squalor.
2. Slang.
a. a contemptible or vulgar person.
b. a shabby or slovenly person.
[1950–55; back formation from sleazy]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sleaze - tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar
tastelessness - inelegance indicated by a lack of good taste
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sleaze

noun (Informal) corruption, fraud, dishonesty, fiddling (informal), bribery, extortion, venality, shady dealings (informal), crookedness (informal), unscrupulousness porn movies and sleaze
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Translations

sleaze

[ˈsliːz] N sleaziness [ˈsliːzɪnɪs] N
1. (= sordidness) → sordidez f, asco m; (= filth) → desaseo m, desaliño m
2. (Pol) (= corruption) → corrupción f
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sleaze

[ˈsliːz] ndébauche f
porn movies and sleaze → les films pornos et la débauche des mœurs
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sleaze

n (inf)
(= depravity)Verderbtheit f; (esp Pol: = corruption) → Skandalgeschichten pl
(US: = sleazebag) → Dreckskerl m (inf), → Schwein nt (inf)
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sleaze

[sliːz] (fam) n (corruption) → corruzione f
the sleaze factor → la questione morale (sordidness) → sordidezza
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The rhetoric is that sleaze has destroyed Pakistan and we can end it quickly under Imran's honest rule to have rapid progress.
A SLEAZE probe by the UK's parliamentary watchdog has recommended Ian Paisley Jnr be suspended from the UK House of Commons for 30 days.
IANS Kochi A woman journalist, who had approached Kerala High Court to withdraw a case filed in a lower court against former Kerala Minister AK Saseendran over sleaze chat, told the high court on Friday that she is taking back her petition to withdraw the case.
"Bahrain is violating Islam with the sale of alcohol and by allowing sleaze in the open," said MP Khalid Al Maloud.
Hamilton has been dropped as UKIP's campaigns director as jittery chiefs fear his "cash for questions" scandal could make them vulnerable to accusations of sleaze.
Their sexscandal rocked the state polity especially after a sleaze CD, showing Bhanwari and Maderna in compromising situation, was made public.
The move has been pioneered by Coun Majid Mahmood who fears our city will gain a reputation for sleaze to rival Soho.
TOUGH new measures to crack down on town hall sleaze and pave the way for US-style elected mayors have been unveiled.
PMK MLA T Velmurugan on Wednesday in the state assembly expressed concern over 'cultural degradation' due to sleaze and violence in television content and demanded action to ensure broadcasters refrained from airing such programmes which it would affect children especially.
DAVID Cameron was plunged into a sleaze row yesterday after it was revealed he and other top Tories are for hire.
The All Mouth And No Ballot Party promises to be an all night long movable feast of scandalous drama, sleaze, live music, songs, satire, vegetables, original films, mud-slinging and dancing.
s "They can vote for me, a local businessman and independent councillor, if they are appalled by the sleaze which has rocked Parliament to its very foundations.