Definition of sleaze noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    sleaze

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//sliz//
     
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] dishonest or illegal behavior, especially by politicians or business people allegations of sleaze The candidate was seriously damaged by the sleaze factor.
  2. 2[uncountable] behavior or conditions that are unpleasant and not socially acceptable, especially because sex is involved the sleaze of a town that was once a naval base
  3. 3 [countable] (also sleazebag
    NAmE//ˈslizbæɡ//
     
    , sleazeball
    NAmE//ˈslizbɔl//
     
    informal
    )
    a dishonest or immoral person
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