slovenly


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slov·en·ly

 (slŭv′ən-lē)
adj.
1. Untidy, as in dress or appearance.
2. Marked by negligence; careless or slipshod: a slovenly legal defense. See Synonyms at sloppy.

slov′en·li·ness n.
slov′en·ly adv.

slovenly

(ˈslʌvənlɪ)
adj
1. frequently or habitually unclean or untidy
2. negligent and careless; slipshod: slovenly manners.
adv
in a negligent or slovenly manner
ˈslovenliness n

slov•en•ly

(ˈslʌv ən li)

adj. -li•er, li•est,
adv. adj.
1. untidy or unclean in appearance or habits.
2. characteristic of a sloven; slipshod: slovenly work.
adv.
3. in an untidy, careless, or slipshod manner.
[1505–15]
slov′en•li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.slovenly - negligent of neatness especially in dress and person; habitually dirty and unkempt; "filled the door with her frowzy bulk"; "frowzy white hair"; "slovenly appearance"
untidy - not neat and tidy; "careless and untidy in her personal habits"; "an untidy living room"; "untidy and casual about money"

slovenly

adjective
1. untidy, disorderly, unkempt, slatternly He was gruff, slovenly, and given to brooding.
untidy smart, trim, neat, tidy, orderly, clean, meticulous, well-groomed, shipshape, soigné or soignée
2. careless, sloppy (informal), negligent, slapdash, loose, slack, heedless, slipshod Such slovenly work is simply unacceptable.
careless careful, meticulous, conscientious, disciplined, methodical, well-ordered

slovenly

adjective
1. Marked by an absence of cleanliness and order:
2. Indifferent to correctness, accuracy, or neatness:
Translations

slovenly

[ˈslʌvnlɪ] ADJ [person] → descuidado; [appearance] → desaliñado, desaseado; [work] → chapucero, descuidado

slovenly

[ˈslʌvənli] adj (= untidy) [person] → négligé(e)

slovenly

adjschlud(e)rig (inf), → schlampig (inf); appearance, person alsoverlottert (inf)

slovenly

[ˈslʌvnlɪ] adj (person) → sciatto/a, trasandato/a; (work) → trascurato/a, poco accurato/a
References in classic literature ?
Besides, a slovenly way of driving gets a horse into bad and often lazy habits, and when he changes hands he has to be whipped out of them with more or less pain and trouble.
What was once a smooth-shaven lawn before the house, dotted here and there with ornamental shrubs, was now covered with frowsy tangled grass, with horseposts set up, here and there, in it, where the turf was stamped away, and the ground littered with broken pails, cobs of corn, and other slovenly remains.
Harris said that if the best writer in the world once got the slovenly habit of doubling up his "haves" he could never get rid of it while he lived.
He is a dark- skinned gipsy in aspect, in dress and manners a gentleman: that is, as much a gentleman as many a country squire: rather slovenly, perhaps, yet not looking amiss with his negligence, because he has an erect and handsome figure; and rather morose.
His views of human nature were the views of Diogenes, tempered by Rochefoucauld; his personal habits were slovenly in the last degree; and his favorite boast was that he had outlived all human prejudices.
Allowing for my learned friend's appearance being careless and slovenly if not debauched, they were sufficiently like each other to surprise, not only the witness, but everybody present, when they were thus brought into comparison.
The whole had a slovenly confined and sleepy look, like a cage for a human dormouse: while he, looming dark and heavy in the shadow of a corner by the window, looked like the human dormouse for whom it was fitted up - as indeed he was.
Dirty, ill-looking, scowling men; dirty, slovenly, and wickedly ugly women; children to match, snarling, filthy little curs, with a ready beggar's whine on occasion.
Erskine blushed, flattered by being quoted; an attention that had been shown him only once before, and then by a reviewer with the object of proving that the Patriot Martyrs were slovenly in their grammar.
When the general is weak and without authority; when his orders are not clear and distinct; when there are no fixes duties assigned to officers and men, and the ranks are formed in a slovenly haphazard manner, the result is utter disorganization.
He had no theories about setting the world to rights, but he saw there was a great deal of damage done by building with ill-seasoned timber--by ignorant men in fine clothes making plans for outhouses and workshops and the like without knowing the bearings of things--by slovenly joiners' work, and by hasty contracts that could never be fulfilled without ruining somebody; and he resolved, for his part, to set his face against such doings.
The neatness of the room suited my taste; I hate irregular and slovenly habits.

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