Simple Definition of slovenly
: messy or untidy
: done in a careless way
Full Definition of slovenly
1a : untidy especially in personal appearanceb : lazily slipshod <slovenly in thought>
2 : characteristic of a sloven <slovenly habits>
Examples of slovenly
He dressed in a slovenly manner.
<for the sake of their image, the band members transformed themselves from clean-cut lads to slovenly rockers>
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