sleaze

noun \ ˈslēz also ˈslāz \

Definition of sleaze

1 : sleazy quality, appearance, or behavior; also : sleazy material
2 : a sleazy person

Examples of sleaze in a Sentence

  1. some sleaze will try to make a buck off of this tragic murder

  2. at least her newest boyfriend isn't the kind of sleaze she usually dates

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Origin and Etymology of sleaze

back-formation from sleazy

sleaze Synonyms

Synonyms
skank [slang], sleazebag [slang], sleazeball [slang], slime, slimeball [slang]
Related Words
slattern, slut, tramp; degenerate, libertine, perv, pervert, reprobate; creep, scumbag [slang], scuzzball [slang]; pettifogger, shyster
Near Antonyms
hero, heroine, idol, role model; gentleman, lady; angel, saint


SLEAZE Defined for English Language Learners

sleaze

noun

Definition of sleaze for English Language Learners

  • : behavior that is dishonest or immoral

  • : a dishonest or immoral person



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