Definition of sloppy in English:

sloppy

Syllabification: slop·py
Pronunciation: /ˈsläpē
 
/

adjective (sloppier, sloppiest)

  • 1(Of semifluid matter) containing too much liquid; watery: do not make the concrete too sloppy
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    • This point was well made when the woman next to me spilt some of her sloppy pasta sauce on to the floor and it almost hit me.
    • Sketch was staring at it as well, in between bites of a sloppy peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
    • The mixture was ridiculously sloppy, so I added more flour and breadcrumbs and then tried to mould the mixture around the layer of mince.
    Synonyms
    runny, watery, thin, liquid, semiliquid, mushy, gloppy
  • 2Careless and unsystematic; excessively casual: your speech has always been sloppy
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    • It's true that people get signed on the strength of some pretty ropey demos but you have to think about why you would want to expend the effort of being in a band and then showcase your sound in such a sloppy careless way.
    • There is no reason for the government to shape policies to protect companies that are inherently weak, or are sloppy and careless.
    • Meticulous on the one hand, but unbelievably sloppy and careless on the other.
    Synonyms
    careless, slapdash, slipshod, lackadaisical, haphazard, lax, slack, slovenly
    informal slaphappy, shambolic
  • 3(Of a garment) casual and loose-fitting: she wore a sloppy sweater and jeans
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    • I normally wear big sloppy shirts to disguise my figure, but I cannot go to the beach because it is so obvious that I have no top.
    • They pull it all together, like a great belt does a sloppy dress.
    • Leaving it hanging out makes you look really sloppy, especially when most shirts I buy are sized too big, thus making it look like I'm wearing a dress.
    Synonyms
    baggy, loose-fitting, loose, generously cut; shapeless, sacklike, oversized

Derivatives

sloppily

Pronunciation: /ˈsläpəlē/
adverb
More example sentences
  • But it would be rude of you and you'd deserve those dirty looks if you blew your nose loudly and sloppily right next to someone.
  • He wears an oversized black hoodie and a sloppily tied ponytail.
  • Their answer seems to be a sloppily sewn-together quilt of stale stereotypes and untimely political references.

sloppiness

noun
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  • What institutional safe-guards other than personal integrity and the sloppiness of the system exist against potential abuse?
  • But, excuses aside, York outplayed them at times and on another day could have won the game but for the odd sloppiness in defence and the occasional missed opportunity.
  • In the past, England teams may have been criticised for sloppiness in the field, resulting in dropped catches and a loss of momentum, but from what we are seeing, this side has moved to a new level.

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