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SLEAZY (sleazier, sleaziest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sleazy mean? 

SLEAZY (adjective)
  The adjective SLEAZY has 3 senses:

1. of cloth; thin and loosely woven
2. of very poor quality; flimsy
3. morally degraded

  Familiarity information: SLEAZY used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

SLEAZY (adjective)

Sense 1sleazy [BACK TO TOP]


Of cloth; thin and loosely woven

Context example:

the coat has a sleazy lining


thin (of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section)

Sense 2sleazy [BACK TO TOP]


Of very poor quality; flimsy


punk; crummy; chintzy; cheesy; bum; sleazy; tinny; cheap


inferior (of low or inferior quality)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)

Sense 3sleazy [BACK TO TOP]


Morally degraded


sordid; squalid; seamy; sleazy; seedy

Context examples:

a seedy district / the seamy side of life / sleazy characters hanging around casinos / sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls / the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils / the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal


disreputable (lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance)

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