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  • n  morally dishonorable
    an embarrassing sleaziness that I hope will be corrected by the more ethical newspapers
  • n  a lack of elegance as a consequence of wearing threadbare or dirty clothing

  • Most of the cartoon characters who originated in print ended up in serials and B pictures, which had, at least, a sleaziness that nicely matched the tackiness of newsprint.
  • For her, anything jerk involves "sleaziness, out of control materialism, upward striving, tension, financial problems, selfishness and misery.
  • Few shows have achieved its exquisite combination of sleaziness (Coca-Cola moment, anyone?) and uplift, as Texas belter Kelly Clarkson moved us with A Moment Like This, a pop anthem .
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  • Tax dollars for private school tuition gain in states
    Opponents called it a “bombshell” and “sleaziness.” Backers said it was “historic” and would free low-income students from failing public schools. Hyperbole aside, the Alabama Legislature’s last-minute move to create a $3,500 state tax credit for private school tuition is emblematic of a growing movement in the states.
    Aug. 6, 2013 - The Oakland Press
  • Sexy and smooth, Thicke's songs are a turn-on
    The same qualities that made Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines the single the sexy hit of summer — retro-soul grooves and a playful sleaziness — are in full display on Blurred Lines the album.
    Aug. 1, 2013 - The Star Press

  • Charles Gibson in FOXNews
    I don't even know about it,Gibson said, laughing. "So you've got me at a loss. ...... But my goodness, if it's got everything, including sleaziness in it, we should talk about it in the morning."

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