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slipshod

Line breaks: slip|shod
Pronunciation: /ˈslɪpʃɒd
 
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Definition of slipshod in English:

adjective

1Characterized by a lack of care, thought, or organization: he’d caused many problems with his slipshod management
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
careless, lackadaisical, slapdash, disorganized, unorganized, haphazard, hit-or-miss, last-minute, untidy, messy, unsystematic, unmethodical, casual, offhand, thoughtless, heedless, negligent, neglectful, remiss, lax, slack, slovenly
British informal all over the shop
2 archaic (Of shoes) worn down at the heel: his slipshod heels

Origin

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

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