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sloppyadjective

uk   /ˈslɒp.i/  us   /ˈslɑː.pi/
  • sloppy adjective (LACKING CARE)

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 game.
Sloppy clothes are large, loose, and do not look neat: At home I tend to wear big sloppy sweaters and jeans.
sloppily
adverb uk   /ˈslɒp.əl.i/  us   /ˈslɑː.pəl.i/ disapproving
badly or carelessly: a sloppily written letter
sloppiness
noun [U] uk   /ˈslɒp.i.nəs/  us   /ˈslɑː.pi.nəs/
(Definition of sloppy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sloppy" in American English

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sloppyadjective

 us   /ˈslɑp·i/
  • sloppy adjective (CARELESS)

messy or lacking care or attention: sloppy clothes a sloppy administrator
  • sloppy adjective (TOO WET)

too wet to be pleasant: sloppy weather Her grandchildren nearly smothered her with sloppy kisses.
(Definition of sloppy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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