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slummy

Of or akin to a slum; squalid, impoverished, or of very low quality. Why did you bring me to such a slummy restaurant for our date? The guide book I bought said this town was a vibrant and bustling fishing village, but it looks pretty slummy to me. It made me sad to see my brother living in such a slummy apartment.

slummy

(ˈsləmi)
mod. lousy. This place is not slummy!
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By this term they meant films which appropriated the outer trappings of neo-realism--indigent characters, slummy settings, tragic plots--without acknowledging the deeply progressive vision which underlies its indictment of social ills.
It has been a long road since the late 1970s when, as she recalls, "we ran the company out of my little slummy apartment, and I was working as a bartender and Niv was working in a grocery store."
Winston buys the 'peculiarly beautiful book' with 'the smooth creamy paper', which is to serve as his diary, from what he thinks is 'a frowzy little junk-shop in a slummy quarter of the town'.
Some of the plots are a bit contrived, as in the futuristic "Montagspumpernickel," which takes place in the year 2020 when the narrator visits a former boyfriend in a slummy apartment in Brighton Beach.
(Arturo says it reminds him of Vietnam or Cambodia.) As we pedal five abreast over the canal bridge, linking Miramar with Vedado, to the slummy neighborhoods of Havana Central, Arturo tells me about his devotion to Santeria.
Another cafe on the same block that juts out from a slummy townhouse, pays less for its patch of sidewalk.
Pat O'Mara's Autobiography of a Liverpool Slummy (1934) records the phrase 'the Orange River', used to refer to the distinct areas in Liverpool in which Protestants were in the ascendancy.
Analysts say, PTI is clearing the area after the government pinned the cancellation of Chinese president's visit to Pakistan on the unruly protest demos that have turned the federal capital's 'Red Zone' into a slummy tent city.
I'm interested in more discourse about the significance of this most important of all my jobs and less of disparaging terms like "slummy mummy" and even the term "working mother" (we're all working mothers).
The Duchess can therefore hardly resort to the occasional slummy day like most mothers-to-be - wearing a 'tent-dress' to cover a growing tummy, or pulling on a size 14 jumper over maternity jeans.
I wince when I hear slummy mummies screeching to toddlers about how worthless they are.
yummy to slummy, Dannii Minogue reckons having a baby has overhauled her wardrobe.
Why inflict on poor slummy mummies like me the necessity to go to such monumental bother when we've got a gazillion other things piling up on our to-do list.
She found herself in a slummy quarter of the town and was just thinking to herself: 'How disgusting.
THE SECRET LIFE OF A SLUMMY MUMMY by Fiona Neill (Arrow, pounds 6.99) TIMES readers will already be familiar with Slummy Mummy aka Lucy Sweeney from Fiona Neill's popular column in the Saturday magazine.