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adjective     sleazy pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    dishonest, or immoral

    the sleazy world of crime

    Lucaroni was short and sleazy-looking.

  2. 2
    a sleazy place is dirty and unpleasant, and dishonest people usually live or work there

    a sleazy hotel

    a sleazy area of town

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noun [uncountable]


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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