3. base, base-spirited, mean, mean-spirited, low, vile, ignoble, inglorious, dishonorable, discreditable, disreputable.
4. unoriginal, without or lacking originality, unimaginative, prosaic, imitative; inflexible, rigid, stiff; (all in a negative sense) strict, close, exact, undeviating, direct, straightforward, faithful, literal. slay, v. 1. kill, murder, assassinate, shoot, put to death, execute; dispose of, get rid of, SI. do in, SI. waste, SI. rub out, SI. bump or knock off. See murder (def. 4).
2. destroy, ruin, demolish, wreck, SI. total; extinguish, annihilate, wipe out, obliterate, eradicate, extirpate. See murder (def. 7). sleazy, adj. thin, flimsy, unsubstantial, pasteboard, jerry-built; inferior, SI. schlock, gimcrack, Inf. dime-store, Inf. tacky, Inf. ticky-tacky; cheap, poor, poor-quality, SI. chintzy, SI. cheesy, SI. crummy, junky, trashy; shabby, shoddy, tatty, sorry, run-down; low, mean, base, contemptible, dirty, sled, n. bobsled, toboggan, jumper; sledge, sleigh, dray, U.S. and Canada, pung, cutter. sleek1 adj. 1. smooth, glossy, shiny, lustrous, satiny, silken, silky; rubbed, buffed, burnished, polished, shined, varnished, waxed.
2. well-fed, well-groomed, brushed, combed, tended; clean, neat, tidy, trim, spruce.
3. smooth, slick, suave, oily, unctuous, smug; honeyed, flattering, ingratiating. sleek1 v. sleeken, make sleek, smooth, slick; make glossy or lustrous, polish, burnish, shine, buff, varnish, wax. sleep, v. 1. rest, repose, slumber, A11 SI. flake out, sack in, sack out, hit the sack, conk off, crash, log Z's, catch some Z's, count sheep, Brit. SI. doss; nap, catnap, take a siesta, Inf. catch forty winks; doze, drowse, nod off, drop off, Inf. snooze; oversleep, sleep late, sleep in.
2. retire, refresh oneself, take a rest; lie down, recline, go to bed, Inf. turn in.
3. be still, be quiet, be tranquil, be calm, be inactive, lie still; hibernate, estivate, vegetate; lie dormant, be latent, be quiescent.
4. be inattentive, be unwary, let one's mind wander; be asleep at the wheel or the switch; be caught unawares or offguard.
5. sleep over sojourn, visit, stay at.
-n. 6. rest, repose, slumber, land of Nod, arms of Morpheus, Inf. beauty sleep, SI. shut-eye, SI. Z's, Chiefly Brit. SI. Bo-Peep; nap, catnap, nod, snooze, doze, siesta, Inf. forty winks.
7. coma, Pathol, sopor, trance, faint, swoon, blackout, stupor.
8. torpor, torpidity, torpidness, sluggishness, lethargy, lassitude; dormancy, latency, hibernation, estivation.
9. lifelessness, inanimateness, inanimation, death, sleepiness, n. 1. drowsiness, tiredness, slumberousness, somnolence, somnolency, oscitance, oscitan-cy, (in the Middle East) kef; hypnosis, hypnotism.
2. sluggishness, languor, lassitude, lethargy, torpor, torpidity, torpidness, comatoseness, comatosity.
3. quietness, quietude, quiescence, quiet, inactivity, inaction, passivity, idleness, stillness; dormancy, latency, hibernation, estivation.
sleeping, n. 1. slumber, repose. See sleep (def. 6).
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