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sloppy

adjective (LACKING CARE)    /ˈslɒp.i/ US  /ˈslɑː.pi/
disapproving not taking care or making an effort: Spelling mistakes always look sloppy in a formal letter. Another sloppy pass like that might lose them the whole match.Not paying attentionTreating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoring describes clothes that are large, loose, and often untidy: At home I tend to wear big sloppy jumpers and jeans.Flexible, loose and yielding sloppiness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Not paying attentionTreating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoring sloppily     /ˈslɒp.ɪ.li/ US  /ˈslɑː.pɪ-/ adverb disapproving badly or carelessly: a sloppily written letterNot paying attentionTreating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoring
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