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Sleazy vs. Smarmy

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Sleazyadjective

Marked by low quality; inferior; inadequate.

Smarmyadjective

Falsely earnest, smug, or ingratiating.

‘a smarmy salesman with a big smile’;

Sleazyadjective

raunchy or perverted in nature; tastelessly sexual

Smarmyadjective

unctuous, greasy, as hair from pomade

Sleazyadjective

untrustworthy

Smarmyadjective

unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech;

‘buttery praise’; ‘gave him a fulsome introduction’; ‘an oily sycophantic press agent’; ‘oleaginous hypocrisy’; ‘smarmy self-importance’; ‘the unctuous Uriah Heep’;

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Sleazyadjective

(dated) thin and flimsy

Sleazyadjective

Wanting firmness of texture or substance; thin; flimsy; as, sleazy silk or muslin.

Sleazyadjective

of cloth; thin and loosely woven;

‘the coat has a sleazy lining’;

Sleazyadjective

of very poor quality

Sleazyadjective

morally degraded;

‘a seedy district’; ‘the seamy side of life’; ‘sleazy characters hanging around casinos’; ‘sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls’; ‘the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils’; ‘the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal’;

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