slovenly

[slˈʌvənlɪ], [slˈʌvənlɪ], [s_l_ˈʌ_v_ə_n_l_ɪ]

Antonyms for slovenly:

loving, smartly, trig, right, well-groomed, clean, kempt, cool, fresh, cleaned, fastidious, precise, unsullied, sparkling, dashing, sharp, immaculate, exclusive, trim, modish, bandbox, strict, exacting, rigid, spotless, swish, prim, Tidied, groomed, shipshape, sharply, tidy, neat, nattily, brassbound, meticulous, careful, dapper, dolled up, happening, accurate, rigorous, orderly, snug, dress, natty, stainless, supercool, veracious, smug, crisp, faithful, sprucely, inflexible, stylish, hard line, swell, fashionable, painstaking, trendy, cleanly, exact, snappily, snappy, picked up, stringent, chic, unsoiled, antiseptic, uncluttered, voguish, combed, fussy, dashingly, Cast iron, formal, in, ordered, uncompromising, au courant, scrupulous, authentic, true, spruce, smart, dressy, conscientious.


Definitions of slovenly:

  1.   a slovenly manner. – Newage Dictionary DB
  2.   In a careless, inelegant manner. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   Untidy; careless; disorderly. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4.   Untidy; wanting in neatness and order of dress. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   Like a sloven: negligent of neatness or cleanliness: disorderly: done in an untidy manner. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6.   negligent of neatness especially in dress and person; habitually dirty and unkempt; " filled the door with her frowzy bulk"; " frowzy white hair"; " slovenly appearance" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7.   Negligent of dress or neatness; untidy; disorderly. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8.   In a careless manner. – Newage Dictionary DB
  9.   Slovenliness. – Newage Dictionary DB
  10.   Untidy in appearance; careless; not neat. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for slovenly:

  1. An artist cannot do anything slovenly – Jane Austen
  2. Most of the time when I receive a script, it says something like 'Rosenberg is the fat, slovenly Mayor, who doesn't want the kids to use the skateboard park', or 'Stein is a pompous, rotund attorney, imposing to all.' It would be so freeing to get a script where my character is simply described as 'A Man'. – Fred Melamed
  3. Come, for my part I will have only those glorious, manly pleasures of being very drunk, and very slovenly – William Wycherley

Usage examples for slovenly:

  1. “ " Under the rose be it spoken," said he, " the landlady, who is a widow, believes me to be an officer on half pay, and thinks I wish to marry her; poor woman, my black locks and green coat have a witchery that surprises even me: who would be a slovenly thief, when there are such advantages in being a smart one?" ” – Pelham, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009
  2. Originality in design vanishes first, and is gradually followed by skill in execution; the old types are reproduced in more and more slovenly fashion, and at last even the material employed follows the example of degeneration. ” – The Sea-Kings of Crete by James Baikie
  3. The first was a tall burly man in slovenly evening clothes, and with an ungainly rolling walk; after him came Sir Robert himself, and after him again, Isaac White. ” – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman
  4. Staring disconsolately about the study, it suddenly struck him that the room looked disgustingly slovenly and unkempt. ” – The New Boy at Hilltop by Ralph Henry Barbour
  5. The slovenly negro lad passing at that time, he caught him by the sleeve. ” – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  6. Evidently this slovenly old rascal understood the art of good living. ” – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  7. Slovenly and depressing at noonday, it seemed now frankly to have flung off its mask. ” – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  8. “ I have known a German scandalised by the slovenly wardrobe of her well- to- do English pupil, and I have heard English people say that to hear Germans eat soup destroyed their appetite for dinner. ” – Home Life in Germany by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  9. When he drove to the village his rig was less shabby and slovenly in appearance. ” – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  10. But in America it is frequently used, not indeed by scholars, but by popular writers and speakers, in a still more loose and slovenly way. ” – American Political Ideas Viewed From The Standpoint Of Universal History by John Fiske
  11. Though this may seem to be a harsh criticism, it is true in the sense that Nature he self is slovenly slovenly in contrast to what is stiff and artificial. ” – My Boyhood by John Burroughs
  12. They are all, with rare exceptions, filthy and slovenly and an incredibly large proportion have most unpleasant faces. ” – The Escaping Club by A. J. Evans
  13. They are very lively and hospitable, but very slovenly in their houses and cookery. ” – First History of New Brunswick by Peter Fisher Commentator: William Fisher
  14. And in this trim Douglass went off to his business, much to the annoyance of his wife, who could not bear to see her husband looking so slovenly – The Home Mission by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  15. He then went upstairs, walked through several rooms, glanced indignantly at their slovenly appearance, and finally gained Emily's chamber. ” – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins
  16. “ A true appreciation of country life will not tolerate slovenly ill- kept grounds, and no house exhibits its true value unless there is a harmony in its surroundings. ” – Woodward's Country Homes by George E. Woodward F. W. Woodward
  17. Slovenly dirty, untidy, And tattered. ” – Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 by Edward William Cole
  18. This serves several purposes: it excites their interest, it guards against the slovenly figures that so often lead them to erroneous conclusions, it has a genuine value for the future artisan, and it shows that geometry is something besides mere theory. ” – The Teaching of Geometry by David Eugene Smith
  19. Houses may be set on fire, human beings fatally shocked, by the neglect of a bad or slovenly workman. ” – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  20. “ A slovenly waiter pored over a newspaper at another table in a far corner. ” – The Mardi Gras Mystery by H. Bedford-Jones

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