adjective (slummier, slummiest)
- Full of slums, or resembling a slum: a slummy neighbourhoodMore example sentences
seedy, insalubrious, squalid, sleazy, seamy, sordid, dingy, mean, wretched; run down, down at heel, shabby, dilapidated, in disrepair, neglected, uncared-for, unmaintained, depressedBritish • informal grotty
- He had seen it lying in the window of a frowsy little junk-shop in a slummy quarter of the town (just what quarter he did not now remember) and had been stricken immediately by an overwhelming desire to possess it.
- For that, we expect to go to some slummy, run down shack under the bridge and have to endure the shouting, spitting, ignorant crowds of ‘natives’ and potcakes.
- ‘I was born in the slummy area around Glasgow,’ recalls McCormack.
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- A prestigious lineage - however distant - can confer some measure of privilege despite the slumminess of more recent ancestors.
- The area had been urban renewed into slumminess and the old buildings were gone but when they existed they apparently did, in fact, front on the alley.
- Okay, exactly when did America accept its slumminess and start to revel in it!