sleazy

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adjective slea·zy \ˈslē-zē also ˈslā-\

Definition of sleazy

sleazier

sleaziest

  1. 1a :  lacking firmness of texture :  flimsyb :  carelessly made of inferior materials :  shoddy

  2. 2a :  marked by low character or quality <sleazy tabloids>b :  squalid, dilapidated <sleazy bars>

sleazily

play \-zə-lē\ adverb

sleaziness

play \-zē-nəs\ noun

Examples of sleazy in a sentence

  1. a dancer in a sleazy outfit

  2. <a sleazy lothario who is always on the make>

Origin and Etymology of sleazy

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1645


SLEAZY Defined for English Language Learners

sleazy

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adjective slea·zy \ˈslē-zē also ˈslā-\

Definition of sleazy for English Language Learners

  • : dishonest or immoral

  • : dirty and in bad condition from being neglected

  • : not decent or socially respectable



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