Definition of slovenly in English:

slovenly

Line breaks: slov|en¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈslʌv(ə)nli
 
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adjective

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slovenliness

noun
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  • They went on to accuse the by-then dead Sherburn of sloppy scholarship, slovenliness in proofreading, deception, ruthless and clumsy editing, prudery, censorship, and the hostile trivialization of a great work of Western literature.
  • George Orwell wrote that the English language ‘becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts.’
  • He told ludicrous stories about seeing empty bottles and litter piled ‘one meter deep’ along roadsides in America, illustrating our environmental slovenliness.

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