Definition of sloppy
- a sloppy racetrack
- sloppy sentimentalism
Your work has been very sloppy lately.
a sloppy child who always seems to have spilled something on his clothes
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chaotic, cluttered, confused, disarranged, disarrayed, disheveled (or dishevelled), disordered, disorderly, higgledy-piggledy, hugger-mugger, jumbled, littered, messed, messy, muddled, mussed, mussy, pell-mell, rumpled, topsy-turvy, tousled, tumbled, unkempt, untidy, upside-down;
bedraggled, befouled, begrimed, bemired, besmirched, blackened, cruddy, dingy, dirty, draggled, filthy, foul, grimy, grubby, grungy, mucky, nasty, smudged, soiled, spotted, squalid, stained, sullied, unclean, uncleanly;
at sixes and sevens, out of joint;
: not careful or neat : showing a lack of care, attention, or effort
: romantic in a foolish or exaggerated way
: containing or involving a lot of liquid or too much liquid
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