Examples of sleazy in a Sentence
a dancer in a sleazy outfit
a sleazy lothario who is always on the make
Recent Examples of sleazy from the Web
Of course there are others that are just plain sleazy and creepy.
That caused them to roll the dice on a sleazy entertainer.
Both political parties take lots of money from sleazy donors.
The moment a bunch of sleazy inside-joke studio virtuosos put the wisecracking aside for an upbeat, resolutely straightforward pop tune paying tribute to a glamorous girl -- and actually makes an evenhanded pass at infatuation if not love.
The changes are worthwhile, but do not finish the job of reforming Brazil’s sleazy politics.
Director Scott Weinstein seems to regard the book—about Sunset Strip rockers resisting a Giulianiesque effort to clean up their gloriously sleazy neighborhood—as less a text than a target.
Fact: While there are still misperceptions of car salespeople as sleazy con artists, the reality is that today’s sales force is highly educated and eager to work as your advocate in the car buying process.
Baywatch’ is sleazy and wholesome, silly and earnest, dumb as a box of sand and slyly self-aware.
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Origin and Etymology of sleazy
First Known Use: circa 1645See Words from the same year
Synonymsskanky [slang], slatternly, sluttish, slutty, trampy
Antonymsexcellent, fine, first-class, first-rate, good, high-grade, superior, top-notch
Related Wordswhorish; indecent, lascivious, lewd, wanton; indecorous, unbecoming; corrupt, debased, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissolute, libertine, perverted, reprobate
Near Antonymspriggish, prim, prudish, puritanical, straitlaced (or straightlaced); decent, decorous, genteel, polite, proper, seemly; celibate, chaste, modest, moral, pure, virtuous
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