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"sloppy" in British English

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sloppyadjective

uk   /ˈslɒp.i/  us   /ˈslɑː.pi/

sloppy adjective (TOO WET)

informal disapproving (of a ​substance) more ​liquid than it should be, often in a way that is ​unpleasant: The ​batter was a ​bit sloppy so I ​added some more ​flour.

sloppy adjective (LACKING CARE)

disapproving not taking ​care or making an ​effort: Spelling ​mistakes always ​look sloppy in a ​formalletter. Another sloppy ​pass like that might ​lose them the ​wholegame. Sloppy ​clothes are ​large, ​loose, and do not ​lookneat: At ​home I ​tend to ​wearbig sloppy ​sweaters and ​jeans.

sloppy adjective (EMOTIONAL)

informal disapproving expressingfeelings of ​love in a way that is ​silly or ​embarrassing: a sloppy ​lovesong
sloppily
adverb uk   /ˈslɒp.ɪ.li/  us   /ˈslɑː.pɪ-/ disapproving
badly or ​carelessly: a sloppily written ​letter
sloppiness
noun [U] uk   us   /-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 ​lackingcare or ​attention: sloppy ​clothes a sloppy ​administrator

sloppy adjective (TOO WET)

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