(someone) is sleazy

A "sleazy" person is someone who is dishonest and untrustworthy.

Here are some examples of people who you might call sleazy:

  • a married man who flirts with other women
  • a politician who accepts money from big businesses
  • a salesman who sells people low-quality products

You can also use "sleazy" to describe places:

We ended up staying in a sleazy motel in a rough-looking part of town.

In this case, "sleazy" means "disgusting".

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