Definition of Sleaze

1. Noun. Tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar.

Exact synonyms: Cheapness, Tackiness, Tat
Generic synonyms: Tastelessness
Derivative terms: Cheap, Cheap, Cheap, Sleazy, Tacky, Tatty

Definition of Sleaze

1. Noun. low moral standards ¹

2. Noun. a person with low moral standards ¹

3. Noun. (the commonest instance of the above) a man who is sexually aggressive or forward with women to the point of disgust ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sleaze

1. a sleazy quality [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sleaze

slayer rule
slayer rules
slayers
slayeth
slaying
slayings
slayn
slays
slazy
slean
sleans
sleave
sleaved
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sleaving
sleaze-ridden
sleaze factor
sleazebag
sleazebags
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sleazemonger
sleazemongers
sleazes
sleazier
sleaziest
sleazily
sleaziness
sleazinesses

Literary usage of Sleaze

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1. The Battle Over Britain by Philip Dodd (1995)
"It's also there in the agonised response to the 'decline of standards' and the sleaze that sticks to British politicians, the royal family and sports ..."

2. The Death of Spin? Communication in the 21st Century by George Pitcher (2002)
"Labour spin = Tory sleaze The spin culture that developed during the 1990s ... The Tories saw an opportunity to liken spin to sleaze, as a corrupting force ..."

3. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe (1888)
"Sherman stared at the itchy sleaze of it as a way of averting his eyes from the sinister figures on the couch opposite him. He was afraid they would be ..."

4. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from by Samuel Johnson, Henry John Todd, Alexander Chalmers (1824)
"sleaze', ns [*/<•/«. Icel.] The ravelled knotty part of the silk, which gives great trouble to the knitter or weaver ..."

5. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (2006)
"... where die buildings stretched to the sky, where the blinking lights of the Yonge Street sleaze-strip receded into the distance like a landing strip for ..."

6. The Civilization of Illiteracy by Mihai Nadin (1997)
"The unholy alliance between the film industry, television, and publishing houses is very adept at squeezing the last possible drop of sleaze from an event ..."

7. More Than a Name: State-Sponsored Homophobia and Its Consequences in by Scott Long, A. Widney Brown, Gail Cooper (2003)
"... "They want to attack my image as a Christian by attaching sleaze to me so that this will make my argument against homosexuals less credible. ..."

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