adjective, slov·en·li·er, slov·en·li·est.
SYNONYMS FOR slovenly
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OTHER WORDS FROM slovenlyslov·en·li·ness, noun
How to use slovenly in a sentence
Mere hastiness or slovenliness of work is not identical with the effect of inability to achieve mechanical neatness.Antonio Stradivari|Horace William Petherick
Books were strewn here and there, but there was no slovenliness or untidiness; and, ha!My New Curate|P.A. Sheehan
The voices of the sleepy porters on the quay roused in him a craving for the gentle slovenliness of Irish speech.Hyacinth|George A. Birmingham
In this method it is not always easy to distinguish economy from skill, or slovenliness from science.The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3)|John Ruskin
Let him whose own enunciation is chemically free from localism or slovenliness cast the first stone even at "mebbe" and "ruther."America To-day, Observations and Reflections|William Archer