Definition of 'slovenly'
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I'd wondered if she'd have set the table in the kitchen, there just being the two of us, but perhaps she considered that to be slovenly. TIME OF THE WOLF (2003)Since then Maurice had seen him roaming about here and there, looking slovenly. TEN STEPS TO HAPPINESS (2003)`Now that he has put his mind to his learning,' he added heavily, and I heard there the master's rebuke of my slovenly parenting. THE GOLDEN FOOL: BOOK TWO OF THE TAWNY MAN (2003)
Looking down at his shoe so enraged the man that he began to curse the Romans for their slovenly public habits. 52449_CLARA (2003)
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