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slum

A heavily populated urban area with widespread and massive deterioration of buildings and infrastructure, a lack of meaningful social or police services, and an exceptionally high degree of poverty,unemployment,and crime.

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(19) David Denby has also noted this approach, arguing that "Boyle has created what looks like a jumpy, hyper-edited commercial for poverty--he uses the squalor and violence touristically, as an aspect of the fabulous." (20) If the slum is what Slumdog finds fascinating, then the latter's slummy style may be what, more often than not, draws the ire of its detractors.
Brands like Brioni, who build an empire on formal wear decided, in a nod to the times, to get " slummy" with t- shirts -- no matter that the t- shirts, with elements like hand- stitched Italian embroidery, were priced at $ 250.
BILLIE PIPER has tranformed herself from slummy mummy to yummy mummy.
Despite long sedation by under-investment of myopic managements, slummy facilities and threat of relegation to the old Third Division, it kept the loyalty of one of the nation's biggest fan followings.
His European replica attracted artists, writers and intellectuals and seeded the resort's identity so well that when the post-WWII era arrived, a slummy one that severely tarnished this image, the emerging beaten creators could feel part of the family.
Pat O'Mara, The Autobiography of a Liverpool Slummy (London, 1934): 11.
Set on a slummy street corner under the Brooklyn Bridge, the title borough is no more real here than the East Village of "Rent" has become.
Moss acknowledges that he's excited by danger, but walking alone through signless, slummy back streets to reach Jihad's squalid room, he berates himself for his foolhardiness.
But it's more difficult with other bits of public spending: what's the precise value of the new University College London Hospital, in comparison with the slummy facilities it will replace, in improving the future health of the citizens of Camden?
When that scheme fizzled, Morton hit bottom, becoming a partner in a sleazy nightclub in a slummy part of town, where he served as entertainer, bartender, and bouncer.
The other half is a giant maze of a club that makes it feel kind of empty; I tended to stick to the slummy half.
They finish the day at 'All-Max" in the East End, a slummy take-off on the exclusive Almack's in the fashionable West End: 'All-Max required no introductions: people paired off and danced with one another according to fancy....