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sleazy

thin or flimsy, as cloth
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With beats sleazier than Soho on heat and more infectious than Typhoid Mary, they cemented their status as this year's must-see live band with post-rave anthem The Bay and the demented, hypnotic shuffling seaside Wurlitzer organ riff of The Look.
Michelle Pfeiffer's spaghetti straps You wanted to get her off the narcotics and tell her to eat a burger, but there's no denying Pfeiffer's gangster's moll silk dresses, showing that elegantly wasted decolletage were as alluring as the sleazier side of the '70s portrayed in Scarface.
It is a deliberate attempt to foreground the sleazier aspects of the film.
An editorial in The Sun headlined "Sleazeballs" meanwhile asked: "Has there ever been a sleazier sporting organization than FIFA?
Nearly three-quarters of the 178 countries in Transparency International's annual survey scored on the sleazier end of the scale, which ranges from zero (perceived to be highly corrupt) to 10 (thought to have little corruption).
There were more slow numbers, including Beautiful (originally performed with Pharrell Williams) and the sleazier grind of Sexual Eruption.
Then, the more I dug in, I came to love the sleazier, infinitely lush depth of B-noir.
It is the New Yorker's darker and sleazier sounds that showcase the Scissor Sisters at their rock star swaggering best.
"Large implants, in my opinion, take the projects and the actors to a sleazier level.
In an ever-escalating rhetorical spiral, political discussion in the media and the blogosphere becomes harsher, sleazier. At the same time, the stories that stand out are the sensational and polarizing ones rather than the constructive, bridge-building ones.