AskDefine | Define slummy

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slummy adj : (of housing or residential areas) indicative of poverty; "a slummy part of town"; "slum conditions"

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  1. Like a slum. Run down, dirty, decrepit.
    The slummy appearance of the apartment wasn't anything a very thorough cleaning and a couple of coats of paint wouldn't fix.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

battered, beat-up, beaten up, broken-down, decrepit, derelict, dilapidated, in ruins, ramshackle, ruined, ruinous, run-down, shabby, slumlike, sordid, squalid, tottery, tumbledown, wretched
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