Definition of sloppy in English:

sloppy

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Pronunciation: /ˈslɒpi
 
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adjective (sloppier, sloppiest)

  • 1(Of semi-fluid matter) containing too much liquid; watery: do not make the concrete too sloppy
    More 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.
    Synonyms
    runny, watery, thin, liquid, semi-liquid, mushy, soupy; wet, soggy, slushy, sludgy; South African slap
    informal gloopy

Derivatives

sloppily

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
More example sentences
  • 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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