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slop·py

 (slŏp′ē)
adj. slop·pi·er, slop·pi·est
1. Marked by or given to a lack of neatness or order; untidy: a sloppy room; a sloppy roommate.
2. Showing or in the habit of using little care or attention: sloppy use of language; a sloppy researcher.
3. Informal Oversentimental; gushy: a sloppy love letter.
4. Of, resembling, or covered with slop; muddy or slushy: sloppy ground.
5. Watery and unappetizing: a sloppy stew.
6. Spotted or splashed with liquid.

slop′pi·ly adv.
slop′pi·ness n.
Synonyms: sloppy, slovenly, unkempt, slipshod
These adjectives mean marked by an absence of due or proper care or attention. Sloppy evokes the idea of careless spilling, spotting, or splashing; it suggests slackness, untidiness, or diffuseness: a sloppy kitchen; sloppy dress. "I do not see how the sloppiest reasoner can evade that" (H.G. Wells).
Slovenly implies habitual negligence and a lack of system or thoroughness: a slovenly appearance; slovenly inaccuracies. Unkempt stresses dishevelment resulting from a neglectful lack of proper maintenance: "an unwashed brow, an unkempt head of hair" (Sir Walter Scott).
Slipshod suggests inattention to detail and a general absence of meticulousness: "the new owners' camp ... a slipshod and slovenly affair, tent half stretched, dishes unwashed" (Jack London).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sloppiness - the wetness of ground that is covered or soaked with water; "the baseball game was canceled because of the wateriness of the outfield"; "the water's muddiness made it undrinkable"; "the sloppiness of a rainy November day"
wetness - the condition of containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water); "he confirmed the wetness of the swimming trunks"
2.sloppiness - a lack of order and tidinesssloppiness - a lack of order and tidiness; not cared for
untidiness - the condition of being untidy
shagginess - unkemptness of hair
3.sloppiness - the quality of not being careful or taking pains
inattentiveness - the trait of not being considerate and thoughtful of others
incaution, incautiousness - the trait of forgetting or ignoring possible danger
neglectfulness, negligence, neglect - the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
unconscientiousness - the trait of not being painstaking or careful
4.sloppiness - falsely emotional in a maudlin way
emotionalism, emotionality - emotional nature or quality
corn - something sentimental or trite; "that movie was pure corn"
schmaltz, schmalz, shmaltz - (Yiddish) excessive sentimentality in art or music
sentimentalism - a predilection for sentimentality

sloppiness

noun
1. The state of being messy or unkempt:
2. Informal. The quality or condition of being affectedly or overly emotional:
Slang: sappiness.
Translations
عاطِفِيَّه تافِهَه
sentimentálnost
sjuskethed
ömlengés
sóîaskapur
sentimentalita
yarım yamalak iş yapma

sloppiness

[ˈslɒpɪnɪs] N
1. (= carelessness) [of work] → descuido m, lo descuidado; [of dress, appearance] → desaliño m, desaseo m
2. (= sentimentality) → sentimentalismo m, sensiblería f

sloppiness

[ˈslɒpinɪs] nmanque m de soin

sloppiness

n (inf)
(= carelessness)Schlampigkeit f (inf); (of work, writing)Nachlässigkeit f, → Schlud(e)rigkeit f (inf)
(= sentimentality: of film, book) → Rührseligkeit f

sloppiness

[ˈslɒpɪnɪs] n (of work, appearance, dress) → sciatteria

slop

(slop) past tense, past participle slopped verb
to (cause liquid to) splash, spill, or move around violently in a container. The water was slopping about in the bucket.
ˈsloppy adjective
1. semi-liquid; tending to slop. sloppy food.
2. careless and untidy; messy. His work is sloppy.
3. very sentimental. That film is rather sloppy.
ˈsloppily adverb
ˈsloppiness noun
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