slovenliness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slovenliness - a lack of order and tidinessslovenliness - a lack of order and tidiness; not cared for
untidiness - the condition of being untidy
shagginess - unkemptness of hair
2.slovenliness - habitual uncleanliness
uncleanliness - lack of cleanly habits
slatternliness, sluttishness - in the manner of a slattern

slovenliness

noun
The state of being messy or unkempt:
Translations

slovenliness

[ˈslʌvnlɪnɪs] N [of appearance] → desaseo m; [of work] → chapucería f, descuido m

slovenliness

nSchlampigkeit f; (of person, work also)Schlud(e)rigkeit f (inf)

slovenliness

[ˈslʌvnlɪnɪs] n (of person) → sciatteria; (of work) → trascuratezza
References in classic literature ?
Go not ungirt and loose, Sancho; for disordered attire is a sign of an unstable mind, unless indeed the slovenliness and slackness is to he set down to craft, as was the common opinion in the case of Julius Caesar.
It was annoying to come upon that everlasting slovenliness in the farm work against which he had been striving with all his might for so many years.
Sort of fruit not mentioned; their usual slovenliness in statistics.
Her voice became a little peremptory, and instinctively she suppressed inattention and corrected slovenliness.
The room itself is cobwebbed, and dingy with old paint; its floor is strewn with grey sand, in a fashion that has elsewhere fallen into long disuse; and it is easy to conclude, from the general slovenliness of the place, that this is a sanctuary into which womankind, with her tools of magic, the broom and mop, has very infrequent access.
Switching from seemingly trivial and inconsequential little filthiness, that of the driver and his conductor, to wider taints and slovenliness, like that of the president and his cabinet ministers, is Armah's way of marking the lack of beauty in newly independent Ghana.
It becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts.
Brownstein accused Lader of playing her music too loud, while Lader complained of Brownstein's slovenliness.
Or ought we to think of gluttony, greed, narcissism, meanness, violence of temper, quickness to find fault, slovenliness, jealousy, racism, and pedophilia as traits and conditions as immune from moral condemnation as color-blindness, paraplegia, hypertension, autism, mental retardation, and senility?
One, who grew up with a live-in housekeeper, only started cleaning her room in her 20s, after moving in with her best friend, who nearly fled from her slovenliness.
cupboards floorboards ornaments walls washed, ten, and family hrough the mann Yet even can thank now, when we k the Lord for mi n is t ness yson ghty there p o s t-f e m i slovenliness and a Dyson with a mighty suck, p r e s s u remains.
Before him are two garishly brilliant works by the young John Everett Millais, a founding member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, the organized avant-garde movement for whom Turner paradoxically represented both the epitome of artistic integrity and a paradigm of late-Romantic slovenliness.

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