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Princeton's WordNet2.2 / 10 votes

  1. slum, slum areaverb

    a district of a city marked by poverty and inferior living conditions

    Synonyms:
    slum area

  2. slumverb

    spend time at a lower socio-economic level than one's own, motivated by curiosity or desire for adventure; usage considered condescending and insensitive

    "attending a motion picture show by the upper class was considered sluming in the early 20th century"

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Dictionary of English Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote

  1. slumnoun

    Synonyms:
    close (in a city), alley, lane, dark retreat, low neighborhood

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  1. Tin Swe Myint:

    We just don't know how many people exactly were buried since we don't have any data on people living there, it was just a slum with these ... workers living in makeshift tents.

  2. Charlemagne Hernandez:

    I come from a slum in Manila originally, so it's true, it's not the same kind of poverty, but if you're hungry, you're hungry. That's a benchmark you can not deny.

  3. Magdalene Mwikali:

    When Pope Francis weaved through the slum's narrow streets in Pope Francis popemobile, adoring crowds reached out to touch Pope Francis hand as Pope Francis waved from behind a clear protective covering. Women ululated as children crooned Swahili welcome songs. ' I'm so happy, we are so blessed, he's left all those rich neighborhoods to come here.

  4. Jose Carmo:

    The world needs to know – I am here watching this spectacle from a slum right next to where they are opening the Olympics, and my life has not improved at all, it is frustrating to be so close to this spectacle and yet so far away, living in a place were we have no security, not even sewage.

  5. Nawneet Ranjan:

    Girls and women suffer the most in a slum, as they often have no resources and are not aware of their rights, i wanted to teach the girls how to use technology to get ahead.


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