Definition of sleazy in English:

sleazy

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Pronunciation: /ˈsliːzi
 
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adjective (sleazier, sleaziest)

  • 2 dated (Of textiles and clothing) flimsy.
    More example sentences
    • The anarchic dirty rock group androgenously slip onto the stage, fully clad in sleazy scarves and leather trousers.
    • Monday night was another night of the fiddley diddley, where Sammy ensured he picked up a title with the sleazy shirt award.
    • Plus the clothes here were perfectly fine, and I wasn't wasting my money on some sleazy outfit from some swanky store just for a date.

Derivatives

sleazily

adverb
More example sentences
  • The actor is frighteningly vivid as his sleazily insinuating character.
  • But no serving Conservative minister behaved as sleazily as this one has done.
  • The former rages sleazily away, just on the right side of slack-jawed self-parody.

sleaziness

noun
More example sentences
  • In later years, Bernstein explained he didn't like the fact that jazz often was used on screen to suggest sleaziness.
  • It's a highly sophisticated site which takes sex a million miles away from sleaziness.
  • Roxie's character had been cleaned up, but it was all done with a knowing wink that enabled audiences to relish the film's diverting sleaziness.

Origin

mid 17th century: of unknown origin.

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