Examples of sleazy in a Sentence
a dancer in a sleazy outfit
a sleazy lothario who is always on the make
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The changes are worthwhile, but do not finish the job of reforming Brazil’s sleazy politics.
Both political parties take lots of money from sleazy donors.
Of course there are others that are just plain sleazy and creepy.
That caused them to roll the dice on a sleazy entertainer.
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 end of summertime and the livin’ can sure seem sleazy in this humid heat.
Felt, still stinging from being snubbed, had no intention of letting the sleazy, sloppy Watergate debacle slide off the bureau radar.
With its new season, the show brought on a new Donald Trump played by Alec Baldwin with all the sleaze and unpleasantness required to portray a sleazy and unpleasant man.
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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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