slatternly

adjective slat·tern·ly \ ˈsla-tərn-lē \

Definition of slatternly

1 : untidy and dirty through habitual neglect; also : careless, disorderly
2 : of, relating to, or characteristic of a slut or prostitute

slatternliness

noun

Examples of slatternly in a Sentence

  1. the biography portrays the poet as a debauched scoundrel whose companions were slatternly women and not the chaste maids he celebrated in his lyrics

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1677


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