The ad became a YouTube sensation and was immediately derided by political commentators as sleazy and desperate.
Most recently, he redescribed his sleazy lobbying for conservative bête noire Freddie Mac as the work of a “historian.”
Style.com critic Tim Blanks described the scene as “Scary, sleazy, over the top.”
He recently tweeted that a certain Post reporter is “a sleazy, from-under-a-rock tab gnat.”
How can she wax poetically about soiling herself at parties and not get branded as sleazy trash, a la Ke$ha?
Joe watched his narrow, bent shoulders under the sleazy shirt.
If too large, on the other hand, the work is apt to be sleazy.
"Indeed you must or you'll turn out a sleazy piece of weaving," answered Della.
This pretense, this sleazy imitation of your old room is wrong.
It was a thin, tattered, dried-fish-like thing; printed with blurred ink upon mean, sleazy paper.
1640s, "downy, fuzzy," later "flimsy, unsubstantial" (1660s), of unknown origin; one theory is that it is a corruption of Silesia, the German region, where thin linen or cotton fabric was made for export. Silesia in reference to cloth is attested in English from 1670s; and sleazy as an abbreviated form is attested from 1670), but OED is against this. Sense of "sordid" is from 1941. Related: Sleazily; sleaziness.
A day is a more magnificent cloth than any muslin, the mechanism that makes it is infinitely cunninger, and you shall not conceal the sleazy, fraudulent, rotten hours you have slipped into the piece, nor fear that any honest thread, or straighter steel, or more inflexible shaft, will not testify in the web. [Emerson, "The Conduct of Life," 1860]
[entry form 1941+, second 1972+, third 1970s+; fr the late 1600s British sleasie, ''thin, flimsy, threadbare,'' of uncertain origin, whence it came to mean ''of inferior workmanship, shoddy''; perhaps fr Sleasie, ''Silesian,'' used of linen cloth from that part of Germany]