Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: slovenly
IPA transcription: [sl'ʌvənli]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: frowsy, frowzy, slovenly
    Meaning: negligent of neatness especially in dress and person; habitually dirty and unkempt; "filled the door with her frowzy bulk"; "frowzy white hair"; "slovenly appearance"
Usage examples
  • This is not an ecclesiastical treatise but a sort of slovenly autobiography.
  • And yet, like the others, the builder of this slovenly edifice must have her own principles of beauty and accuracy.
  • He had entirely lost the almost foppish concern for his appearance, and was grown careless and slovenly in his dress.
  • It took them half the night to pitch a slovenly camp, and half the morning to break that camp and get the sled loaded in fashion so slovenly that for the rest of the day they were occupied in stopping and rearranging the load.
  • "But this is my special hobby, and the differences are equally obvious. There is as much difference to my eyes between the leaded bourgeois type of a Times article and the slovenly print of an evening half-penny paper as there could be between your negro and your Esquimau.