adjective (sloppier, sloppiest)
- 1(Of semi-fluid matter) containing too much liquid; watery: do not make the concrete too sloppyMore example sentences
- 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.
- 2Careless and unsystematic; excessively casual: we gave away a goal through sloppy defendingMore example sentences
careless, slapdash, slipshod, lackadaisical, disorganized, haphazard, unmethodical, unsystematic, hit-or-miss, untidy, messy, thoughtless, inattentive, heedless, hasty, hurried; thrown together, last-minute, cursory, perfunctory, negligent, neglectful, remiss, lax, slack, slovenly; amateurish, unprofessionalBritish • informal all over the shop
- 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.
- 3(Of a garment) casual and loose-fitting: she wore a sloppy sweater and jeansMore example sentences
- 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.
- 4 • informal (Of literature or behaviour) weakly or foolishly sentimental: lovers of sloppy romanceMore example sentences
sentimental, mawkish, over-sentimental, overemotional, cloying, sickly, saccharine, sugary, sugar-coated, syrupy; romantic, hearts-and-flowers; British twee• informal slushy, mushy, weepy, tear-jerking, schmaltzy, cutesy, lovey-dovey, gooey, drippy, sloshy, soupy, treacly, cheesy, corny, icky, sick-making, toe-curlingBritish • informal soppy• trademark Mills-and-Boon
- I like to have my tears jerked as much as the next sloppy sentimentalist.
- In a culture as sloppy with sentiment and theologically illiterate as ours, it's a dangerous thing to spend much time speculating about.
- I was going to write about a couple of more films tonight, but I'm fading fast and my prose is getting a little sloppy and sentimental.
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- 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.
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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.