Meaning of “sleazy” in the English Dictionary

"sleazy" in American English

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sleazyadjective

us /ˈsli·zi/

morally bad and low in quality, but trying to attract people by a showy appearance or false manner:

He’s a sleazy politician who ignored his responsibilities in order to make his friends rich.

(Definition of “sleazy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sleazy" in Business English

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sleazyadjective

uk /ˈsliːzi/ us

sleazy people and places are involved in activities of a low moral standard:

57% of voters think of the government as "sleazy and incompetent".
He spent his twenties hanging out in sleazy sex bars.

sleazy behaviour is of a low moral standard:

I was disgusted by the sleazy sales tactics.

(Definition of “sleazy” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)