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slipshod Syllabification: slip·shod
Pronunciation: /ˈslipˌSHäd/

Definition of slipshod in English:


1(Typically of a person or method of work) characterized by a lack of care, thought, or organization: he’d caused many problems with his slipshod management
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  • Having witnessed the slipshod management here, it is not surprising the programmes they run result in little success.
  • She also believed that a lot of speech, even on the radio, is too casual and slipshod.
  • I also curse my lack of preparedness, preferring in my slipshod diva manner to leave all decorating and shopping to the last minute.
careless, lackadaisical, slapdash, disorganized, haphazard, hit-or-miss, untidy, messy, unsystematic, unmethodical, casual, negligent, neglectful, remiss, lax, slack
informal sloppy, slaphappy
1.1 archaic (Of shoes) worn down at the heel.


Late 16th century (originally in the sense 'wearing slippers or loose shoes'): from the verb slip1 + shod.

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