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.]

sleaze

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

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sleaze - tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar
tastelessness - inelegance indicated by a lack of good taste

sleaze

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

sleaze

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

sleaze

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

sleaze

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

sleaze

[sliːz] (fam) n (corruption) → corruzione f
the sleaze factor → la questione morale (sordidness) → sordidezza
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