AskDefine | Define slovenly

Dictionary Definition

slovenly adj : negligent of neatness especially in dress and person; habitually dirty and unkempt; "filled the door with her frowzy bulk"; "frowzy white hair"; "slovenly appearance" [syn: frowsy, frowzy]

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  • a UK /ˈslʌv.ə, /"


  1. Having an untidy appearance; unkempt.
  2. Careless or negligent; sloppy.
  3. Unwashed, dirty, disorderly.

Derived terms


having an untidy appearance; unkempt
  • Dutch: slordig, onverzorgd
careless or negligent; sloppy
  • Dutch: slordig
unwashed, dirty, disorderly
  • Dutch: vuil, slordig

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