adjective, slov·en·li·er, slov·en·li·est.
SYNONYMS FOR slovenly
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OTHER WORDS FROM slovenlyslov·en·li·ness, noun
Example sentences from the Web for slovenly
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