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Word: sleazy

Definition: shabby and dirty; flimsy; insubstantial; Ex. sleazy back-street hotel/fabric

Sentences Containing 'sleazy'

43 hours before the accident, Erica meets with her colleague Trudy (Terry Moore) at a sleazy bar, where she is introduced to a free-spirited life style.
Antonio's bond with the sympathetic Ramsey seems to strengthen even as Antonio and Talia's relationship seems to be on the wane, and eventually, Antonio appears to walk in on John and Talia in a romantic dalliance at a sleazy motel.
It was later included on her first headlining tour, The Get Sleazy Tour, which led to its delayed release as track four on "".
Jon Dolan of "Rolling Stone" calls "Party Rock" "a mixture of sleazy jams, booty boasts and enough irony to clog your Jacuzzi."
Lyrically, "Joy Division" is about sleazy men; according to Range, "My verse is about a guy who tries to chat you up and conveniently forgets the fact that he’s got a wife and kids".
Other spots were for the "White Rose and Lilac Virginity Restoration Clinic", "Tree Frog Beer" ('it doesn't taste like much but it gets you there faster'), and a spoof on the Rambo movies entitled "Sambo: Real Blood Part Fo" featuring a black super-hero driving a rescue Cadillac and yelling "Hey, Chin Ho, Ronnie Reagan says you can kiss his white a..." before a jet fly-over drowns out the last word. A cross-over between these spots and reality occurred in 1972, when Hudepohl Beer allowed some of its product for the Cincinnati area to be wrapped in faux labels for "WEBN's Tree Frog Beer, The Sleazy People's Beer".
Racks Razors said "They specialize in dark tales in waltz time, sleazy tales set to deadly swing beats and swampy arabesque stomps".
Steve Huey of Allmusic has called it Green River's "strongest individual release...perfecting their sleazy, raucous fusion of '70s hard rock and post-hardcore punk."
There are no guest rappers, no modern production effects on his voice, no lyrics about current TV shows, nothing about sleazy sex in hotel rooms, nothing about alienation, nothing about the state of modern urban youth and no disco stick.
“It is a cheap piece of bald-faced slapstick comedy,” he wrote, “that treats the hideous depredations of that sleazy, moronic pair as though they were as full of fun and frolic as the jazz-age cut-ups in "Thoroughly Modern Millie"…” Other notices, including those from "Time" and "Newsweek" magazines, were equally dismissive.

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