Definitions

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  • adj. Like a slum. Run down, dirty, decrepit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of housing or residential areas) indicative of poverty

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Examples

  • There's nothing in the picture that lets you know if it's "slummy" or not ... all it shows is that she takes care of it.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • According to Elizabeth, not only is this man a gun-toting rabid Rethuglican, but he is a terrible neighbour who keeps his place looking like a dogs breakfast: Edwards views Johnson as a "rabid, rabid Republican" who refuses to clean up his "slummy" property just to spite her family, whose lavish 28,000-square-foot estate is nearby on 102 wooded acres.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Edwards views Johnson as a "rabid, rabid Republican" who refuses to clean up his "slummy" property just to spite her family, whose lavish 28,000-square-foot estate is nearby on 102 wooded acres.

    From the WSJ Opinion Archives

  • The story revolves around Dahlia (Connelly), who rents a somewhat slummy apartment after winning custody of her young daughter in a bitter divorce.

    Scott Mendelson: Just in Time for Halloween: 10 of the Scariest Horror Films of the Last 20 Years.

  • Mine is located in Jaffa (Yafo), once (meaning before 1948) “The Bride of the Sea”, now a slummy southern Tel Aviv suburb.

    Global Voices in English » Israel: “Ajami” Reveals Nuanced Look at Israeli Society

  • I continued gazing at myself in the mirror, and reached up to touch my ticket out of this slummy apartment and less-than-admirable life, when to my horror, the horn fell off and rattled around the porcelain basin of the bathroom sink.

    Horny

  • We might as well just drive to some slummy motel right now.

    The Redleys

  • I lean my head back and close my eyes, letting the nausea pass through me in waves: I am going to die in the bathtub of a slummy apartment with a teenage nymphomaniac and a feral cat.

    Boys and Girls Like You and Me

  • The film begins with an opening montage, showing what was then a very slummy and drug riddled New York City.

    Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

  • And then she was going crack crack crack again, saying: "Wretched little slummy bedbug, breaking into real people's houses."

    Where's the show?

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