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slovenly

[ sluhv-uhn-lee ]
/ 藞sl蕦v 蓹n li /
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adjective, slov路en路li路er, slov路en路li路est.
untidy or unclean in appearance or habits.
characteristic of a sloven; slipshod: slovenly work.
adverb
in an untidy, careless, or slipshod manner.
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Origin of slovenly

First recorded in 1505鈥15; sloven + -ly

OTHER WORDS FROM slovenly

slov路en路li路ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for slovenly

slovenly
/ (藞sl蕦v蓹nl瑟) /

adjective
frequently or habitually unclean or untidy
negligent and careless; slipshodslovenly manners
adverb
in a negligent or slovenly manner

Derived forms of slovenly

slovenliness, noun
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