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sleazy

thin or flimsy, as cloth
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The sleaziness of a married congressman is established by a scene of him romping with a pretty supporter in a portable toilet, shouting to workmen standing outside "If it's a rockin', don't come a knockin'
rock vibe to the song, along with a down-and-dirty sleaziness to the vocals and the hooks, which is terribly endearing.
But now something beyond the incompetence of the financial elite may be putting capitalism in peril--an unmistakable odor of amorality, sleaziness and corruption.
Parry writes exceedingly well about what is known in Japan as the "water trade," a term that encompasses the range of night life in Roppongi, which the author refers to as "a spectrum of sleaziness and elegance, cheapness and expense, openness and exclusivity.
For all the sleaziness of the characters, I read the book with fascination from beginning to end.
Maybe these stings say something about the reputation of Indian businessmen (their fabulous cash wealth, for sure, but also a certain sleaziness perhaps?
Perhaps it was the enduring seedy sleaziness of that seaside town that persuaded Greene to use it as the setting for his troubling opus about evil, murder, love, Catholic guilt, sin and fear.
While it's easy to get distracted by its over-the-top sleaziness, the fact remains that the actual gameplay is fun.
I went to Miami for Miss Universe - they looked after you so well, five star treatment - and there was no sleaziness.
His tongue-in-cheek sleaziness, and rather strange American accent, didn't bother hordes of screaming females in the audience, who gave him a standing ovation.
Given the recent wave of greed-driven sleaziness in both our public and private sectors--from Wall Street to governors' offices, city halls, and county commissions--one gets the sense that the ethical foundations laid in place stone by stone by the nation's founding fathers is as badly in need of repair as our country's aging infrastructure.