Synonyms and Antonyms of sleazy
1 having loose sexual morals <a sleazy lothario who is always on the make> Synonyms skanky [slang], slatternly, sluttish, slutty, trampy Related Words whorish; indecent, lascivious, lewd, wanton; indecorous, unbecoming; corrupt, debased, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissolute, libertine, perverted, reprobate Near Antonyms priggish, prim, prudish, puritanical, straitlaced (or straightlaced); decent, decorous, genteel, polite, proper, seemly; celibate, chaste, modest, moral, pure, virtuous
2 of low quality <a sleazy yellow coat that was marked down to practically nothing and not worth even that> Synonyms bad, bargain-basement, bum, cheapjack, cheesy, coarse, common, crappy [slang], cut-rate, el cheapo, execrable, gimcrack, inferior, junky, lousy, low-grade, low-rent, mediocre, miserable, poor, rotten, rubbishy, schlock (or schlocky also shlock or shlocky), second-rate, shoddy, cheap, terrible, trashy, trumpery, wretchedRelated Words useless, valueless, worthless; indifferent, lackluster, second-class; brummagem, flashy, garish, gaudy, glitzy, kitsch, kitschy, meretricious, ostentatious, showy, splashy, swank (or swanky), tawdry; seedy, shabby, tacky; counterfeit, fake, phony (also phoney), sham; supercheap, ultracheapNear Antonyms elegant, handsome, tasteful; handcrafted, polished, refinedAntonyms excellent, fine, first-class, first-rate, good, high-grade, superior, top-notch
3 being of a material lacking in sturdiness or substance <these cheap, sleazy curtains would do a poor job of blocking those wintertime blasts of cold air> Synonyms cobwebby, filmy, frothy, gauzy, gossamer, gossamery, insubstantial, flimsy, unsubstantialRelated Words dainty, delicate, fine; feeble, fragile, frail; diaphanous, sheer, transparentNear Antonyms durable, knockabout, lasting, tough; coarse, heavy, rough, rudeAntonyms sturdy, substantial
4 showing signs of advanced wear and tear and neglect <several letters in the sleazy motel's neon “vacancy” sign had burned out> Synonyms beat-up, bombed-out, dilapidated, dog-eared, down-at-the-heels (or down-at-heel also down-at-the-heel or down-at-heels), dumpy, grungy, mangy, mean, miserable, moth-eaten, neglected, ratty, run-down, scrubby, scruffy, seedy, shabby, tacky, tatterdemalion, tatty, threadbare, timeworn, tumbledownRelated Words abandoned, uncared-for, unkept; desolate, forlorn, godforsaken; broken-down, decrepit, tired, worn-out; bedraggled, dingy, ragged, tattered; decaying, deteriorated, deteriorating, rackety, ramshackle, rattletrap, rickety, tumbledown; broken, damaged, destroyed, harmed, hurt, impaired, injured, ruined, wreckedNear Antonyms brand-new, fresh, new; cared-for, kept-up, maintained; mended, patched, rebuilt, reconstructed; smart, spiffy, spruce
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