One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Full of slums, or resembling a slum.‘a slummy neighbourhood’
seedy, insalubrious, squalid, sleazy, seamy, sordid, dingy, mean, wretchedView synonyms
- ‘You only need to look at the gap sites on Edinburgh's Princes Street or the slummy conditions on Oxford Street in London to realise that.’
- ‘What was leisurely at the start of the day, though, would become a slummy, sweaty, altogether unflattering affair in the Sacramento sun.’
- ‘‘I was born in the slummy area around Glasgow,’ recalls McCormack.’
- ‘Now, I'm going to start you off easy, down the slummy end of Chapel Street where the poor, backpacking, vagrant, and ugly are relegated to.’
- ‘He had seen it lying in the window of a frowsy little junk-shop in a slummy quarter of the town (just what quarter he did not now remember) and had been stricken immediately by an overwhelming desire to possess it.’
- ‘For that, we expect to go to some slummy, run down shack under the bridge and have to endure the shouting, spitting, ignorant crowds of ‘natives’ and potcakes.’
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