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Sleazily

ad012; analogy
In a sleazy manner; associated with possibly poor intensions or dirty thoughts. "Sleazily" is an excellent descriptor, for it conveys the meaning of "an adverb form of sleaze" effectively. The general populous automatically associates "-ly" with an adverb, and "sleaze" brings about strong images to the listener. Therefore, Cleo most likely chose to use "sleazily" in that context as it quickly and efficiently gave the listener the correct understanding of her acquaintance.
 
Spoken by my suitemate walking on the way to Linguistics 215 lecture. This comment was in reference to the dress style of one of her male acquaintances who she classified as "sketchy" earlier in the conversation.
Etymology : "Sleazily" is the adverb form of "sleaze" and "sleazy." It is similar in meaning to "sketchily."
Source : My suitemate
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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