Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: slovenliness
IPA transcription: [sl'ʌvənlinəs]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: sloppiness, slovenliness, unkemptness
    Meaning: a lack of order and tidiness; not cared for
Usage examples
  • Such disorder of the toilet can be excused when it occurs rarely, or for a short time, as in such cases it seems evidently owing to a temporary embarrassment; but if it occur daily, or constantly; if it seems the result of negligence and slovenliness, it is unpardonable, particularly in ladies, whose dress seems less designed for clothing than ornament.