Meaning of “slovenly” in the English Dictionary

"slovenly" in British English

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slovenlyadjective

uk /ˈslʌv.ən.li/ us /ˈslʌv.ən.li/

untidy and dirty:

a slovenly appearance
I'll have to improve my slovenly habits - my mother's coming to stay.
slovenliness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈslʌv.ən.li.nəs/ us /ˈslʌv.ən.li.nəs/

(Definition of “slovenly” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"slovenly" in American English

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slovenlyadjective

us /ˈslʌv·ən·li/

messy, dirty, or not careful:

slovenly work
a slovenly housekeeper

(Definition of “slovenly” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)