Definition of slovenly
- slovenly in thought
- slovenly habits
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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: messy or untidy
: done in a careless way
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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