slovenly

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈslʌvənli/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈslʌvənli/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(sluvən lē)

Inflections of 'slovenly' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
slovenlier
adj comparative
slovenliest
adj superlative

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
slov•en•ly /ˈslʌvənli/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -li•er, -li•est, adv. 
adj. 
  1. untidy or unclean in appearance;
    sloppy:a slovenly room in a cheap hotel.
  2. careless or sloppy:slovenly work.

adv. 
  1. in an untidy, careless, or slipshod manner.
slov•en•li•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
slov•en•ly  (sluvən lē),USA pronunciation adj.,  -li•er, li•est, adv. 
adj. 
  1. untidy or unclean in appearance or habits.
  2. characteristic of a sloven;
    slipshod:slovenly work.

adv. 
  1. in an untidy, careless, or slipshod manner.
sloven•li•ness, n. 
  • sloven + -ly 1505–15
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged sluttish, slatternly.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged careless, loose, disorderly.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged neat.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged careful.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
slovenly /ˈslʌvənlɪ/ adj
  1. frequently or habitually unclean or untidy
  2. negligent and careless; slipshod: slovenly manners
adv
  1. in a negligent or slovenly manner

ˈslovenliness n
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