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Synonyms for sleaziness

morally dishonorable

a lack of elegance as a consequence of wearing threadbare or dirty clothing

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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.
Disillusioned by lies about progress in Vietnam and by the sleaziness of the Nixon administration, the American people sought change and they turned to Jimmy Carter.
That role still carries the taint of "sleaziness" and of using others for personal gain.
(1966), manages to deliver a sleazy boss without the clichE[umlaut]d sleaziness that accompanies such roles, which is never easy because sleaze is sleaze.
The corruption and sleaziness of this process is difficult to exaggerate.
Devor's boast that he was breaking down "the last taboo" in fact an acknowledgment of moral transgression, i.e., sleaziness? Nero is said to have fiddled while Rome burned and to have enjoyed the luminous spectacle of Christians trussed up on crosses as human lanterns.
Still, if it lacks "Hostel's" distinctive sleaziness, "Turistas" does have one idea as offensive as anything in that gagfest: Zamora explains he yanks organs from (still-conscious) "gringo American tourists" and donates them to a Rio People's Hospital in order to "even the scales" against First World imperialism.
Instead, entrenched by gerrymandered redistricting into what they envisioned would be a permanent majority, Republicans slid toward lax oversight, unbridled partisanship and rampant sleaziness, if not outright corruption.
Much of the media attention Canseco's book has received so far has focused on the questionable veracity of his locker-room revelations or the sheer sleaziness of his literary project.
Better the paranoid excesses of the C.I.A.'s James Jesus Angleton than the awesomely vapid amateurism prevalent in Whitehall, let alone the sleaziness of actual British fellow-travellers.
But in their very sleaziness, in their decidedly uneuphoric insistence on the visibility of class, its injuries, and its violence, they give the lie to the fashionable fictions that MOMA and other art institutions are now so eager to promote.
The second--American honky-tonk piano-style--suggests the sleaziness of the tourist-trader, making another link between Australian and American popular culture.
This hard-hearted thriller is from a story by Jim Thompson, fuelled by an authentic air of desperation and sleaziness - and a superb Elmer Bernstein score.