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slovenly

adjective

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lacking neatness in dress or person
  • for the sake of their image, the band members transformed themselves from clean-cut lads to slovenly rockers

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slovenly

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of slovenly (Entry 2 of 2)

in a careless or unfashionable manner
  • an employee who went overboard on dress-down day and was reprimanded for dressing slovenly on the job

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The first known use of slovenly was circa 1568

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“Slovenly.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/slovenly. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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