sloven

noun
slov·​en | \ˈslə-vən \

Definition of sloven 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: one habitually negligent of neatness or cleanliness especially in personal appearance

sloven

adjective

Definition of sloven (Entry 2 of 2)

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Synonyms & Antonyms for sloven

Synonyms: Noun

slob

Synonyms: Adjective

blowsy (also blowzy), dowdy, frowsy (or frowzy), slobbish, slobby, sloppy, slovenly, unkempt, untidy

Antonyms: Noun

neatnik, old maid

Antonyms: Adjective

dapper, dashing, dolled up, sharp, smart, spruce

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Examples of sloven in a Sentence

Noun

she's a sloven and he's a neat freak—it's a wonder they are able to live together

Adjective

the lawyer's sloven appearance led me to question his professionalism

First Known Use of sloven

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1815, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sloven

Noun

Middle English sloveyn slut, rascal, perhaps from Middle Dutch slof negligent

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Slovak

Slovakia

slove

sloven

Slovene

Slovenia

slovenly

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