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slovenly

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adjective slov·en·ly \ˈslə-vən-lē also ˈslä-\

Simple Definition of slovenly

  • : messy or untidy

  • : done in a careless way

Full Definition of slovenly

  1. 1a :  untidy especially in personal appearanceb :  lazily slipshod <slovenly in thought>

  2. 2 :  characteristic of a sloven <slovenly habits>

slo·ven·li·ness noun
slovenly adverb

Examples of slovenly

  1. He dressed in a slovenly manner.

  2. <for the sake of their image, the band members transformed themselves from clean-cut lads to slovenly rockers>



Circa 1568

First Known Use of slovenly

circa 1568


SLOVENLY Defined for Kids

slovenly

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adjective slov·en·ly \ˈslə-vən-lē\

Definition of slovenly

  1. 1 :  personally untidy

  2. 2 :  very careless





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