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slea·zy

 (slē′zē)
adj. slea·zi·er, slea·zi·est
1.
a. Shabby, dirty, and vulgar; tawdry: "sleazy storefronts with torn industrial carpeting and dirt on the walls" (Seattle Weekly).
b. Dishonest or corrupt; disreputable: Some sleazy characters hang around casinos.
2. Made of low-quality materials; cheap or shoddy.
3. Thin and loosely woven; flimsy: The coat has a sleazy lining.

[Origin unknown.]

slea′zi·ly adv.
slea′zi·ness n.
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sleazy

(ˈsliːzɪ)
adj, -zier or -ziest
1. sordid; disreputable: a sleazy nightclub.
2. (Textiles) thin or flimsy, as cloth
[C17: origin uncertain]
ˈsleazily adv
ˈsleaziness n
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slea•zy

(ˈsli zi, ˈsleɪ zi)

adj. -zi•er, -zi•est.
1. contemptibly low or disreputable.
2. squalid; filthy: a sleazy hotel.
3. thin and limp in texture: sleazy satin; a sleazy dress.
[1635–45; of obscure orig.]
slea′zi•ly, adv.
slea′zi•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sleazy - of cloth; thin and loosely woven; "the coat has a sleazy lining"
thin - of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint"
2.sleazy - of very poor quality; flimsy
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
inferior - of low or inferior quality
3.sleazy - morally degraded; "a seedy district"; "the seamy side of life"; "sleazy characters hanging around casinos"; "sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls"- Seattle Weekly; "the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils"- James Joyce; "the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal"
disreputable - lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance
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sleazy

adjective squalid, seedy, sordid, low, run-down, tacky (informal), disreputable, crummy, scungy (Austral. & N.Z.) sleazy bars
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sleazy

adjective
1. Showing signs of wear and tear or neglect:
Informal: tacky.
Slang: ratty.
Idioms: all the worse for wear, gone to pot, past cure.
2. Of decidedly inferior quality:
Informal: cheesy.
Slang: crummy, schlocky.
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Translations
قَذِر ومُهْمَل
zanedbaný
lompos
sjúskaîur
neapkoptsnetīrs
obskórnyplugawypodejrzany
bakımsız ve pis

sleazy

[ˈsliːzɪ] ADJ (sleazier (compar) (sleaziest (superl))) (= sordid) [place] → sórdido, asqueroso; (= filthy) [person] → desaseado, desaliñado; (= corrupt) [deal etc] → poco limpio, sucio
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

sleazy

[ˈsliːzi] adj [bar, area] → louche; [person] → vicieux/euse; [cinema, magazine] → cochon(ne)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

sleazy

adj (+er) (inf)schäbig
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

sleazy

[ˈsliːzɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → squallido/a, infimo/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

sleazy

(ˈsliːzi) adjective
dirty and neglected. This area is rather sleazy.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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