Definition of 'slum'

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It exposed the grotesque lack of hygiene in the teeming city slums. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Aerial photographs showed great swaths of slum dwellings flattened or swept away by landslides. Times, Sunday Times (2010)House prices have shot up and the former slum dwellers are sitting pretty. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But slums are equally bad for the morale of their occupants. Brown, Muriel & Payne Sarah Introduction to Social Administration in Britain (1990)The fact that actual slum conditions continue to exist at all is an indictment of the housing situation. Brown, Muriel & Payne Sarah Introduction to Social Administration in Britain (1990)As we moved slowly through the outskirts of the town we passed row after row of little grey slum houses. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yesterday's violence was restricted to the slum areas of the capital. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In the housing field the answer was to have massive government investment programmes in so-called slum clearance. Redwood, John The Global Marketplace (1993)If we want any fun, we either find a slum landlord or move in with mum and dad. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In the largest slum, one million people eke out an existence in an area of less than a square mile. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Yesterday thousands cowered in shacks and flimsy slum dwellings as clashes continued and political leaders traded insults and accusations over who was responsible for the conflict. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The family lived in slum conditions: he once recalled a welfare officer coming to the house and asking where the bathroom was. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Now he is working in a restaurant earning 35,000 rupees a month and has moved out of the slum into a house of his own. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Filming in one of Africa's biggest slums was a powerful experience. The Sun (2006)The Duchess was on-trend with a boho chic look on a visit to the slums. The Sun (2016)But it is also one of Asia's biggest slums. Times, Sunday Times (2010)By last night 211 people had been detained in the security forces' sweep through the slum area. Times, Sunday Times (2010)

Synonyms of 'slum'

hovel, ghetto, shanty

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Translations for 'slum'

British English: slum /slʌm/ NOUN
A slum is an area of a city where living conditions are very bad.
...a slum area of the city.
  • American English: slum
  • Arabic: حَيُّ الْفُقَرَاءِ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: favela
  • Chinese: 贫民窟
  • Croatian: sirotinjska četvrt
  • Czech: slum
  • Danish: slum
  • Dutch: achterbuurt
  • European Spanish: barriada pobre
  • Finnish: slummi
  • French: taudis
  • German: Slum
  • Greek: τρώγλη
  • Italian: malfamato
  • Japanese: スラム街
  • Korean: 빈민가
  • Norwegian: slum
  • Polish: dzielnica nędzy
  • European Portuguese: bairro degradado
  • Romanian: cartier sărac
  • Russian: трущобы
  • Spanish: tugurio
  • Swedish: slum
  • Thai: สลัม สลัม
  • Turkish: gecekondu
  • Ukrainian: нетрі
  • Vietnamese: nhà ổ chuột


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