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sleaze

noun uk   /sliːz/ us  
[U] activities, especially business or political, of a low moral standard: The sleaze factor was the major reason for his electoral defeat.Morally wrong and evilDishonest [C] US a sleazebagUnpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men
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