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sleaze

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsleazesleaze /sliːz/ noun  1 [uncountable]BAD BEHAVIOUR OR ACTIONS immoral behaviour, especially involving sex or lies Many people are tired of all the sleaze on TV. sleaze and corruption in politics2 (also sleazebag, sleazebucket) [countable] American English informal someone who behaves in an immoral or dishonest way
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sleazeLeft and right have both been smeared by sleaze.More importantly, Cohn is a New York romantic who really has a passion for sleaze.All he was saying is give sleaze a chance.The allegations of sleaze against the couple have serious implications for President Jacques Chirac's chances of being re-elected in 2002.But in the category of sleaze, it was one of the biggest.But his night of sleaze in Bangkok plunges him into a different league.Basically, the public has grown weary of a party that has seen its share of political sleaze scandals.Can you imagine taking a cab to that sleaze street?Many citizens are tired of all the sleaze on TV.
From Longman Business Dictionarysleazesleaze /sliːz/ noun [uncountable] immoral behaviour, especially involving money or sexThe government created a standing committee to investigate allegations of sleaze.sleazy adjectivesleazy dealings with cash payments in brown envelopes
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