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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
References in periodicals archive ?
Mandy has put sleaze back on the public's political menu and we should all be grateful to him.
Parliamentary debate is just too dull without sleaze. It used not to be so bad, when there were still two major parties jousting over fundamentally different principles.
Sleaze is definitely the way forward, and I think even Blair and Hague have cottoned on to this fact.