counter

Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "sloppy" []

  • Marked by a lack of neatness or order; untidy: a sloppy room. (adjective)
  • Marked by a lack of care or precision; slipshod: sloppy use of language. (adjective)
  • Informal Oversentimental; gushy. (adjective)
  • Of, resembling, or covered with slop; muddy or slushy: sloppy ground. (adjective)
  • Watery and unappetizing: a sloppy stew. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sloppy" in a sentence
  • "Nobody wants a network ` s forgive the term sloppy seconds."
  • "Llamazares said he was concerned to see the government resorting to what he called sloppy techniques, especially in the light of recent terrorism alerts such as the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a Detroit-bound airplane."
  • "He said he was concerned to see the government resorting to what he called sloppy techniques, especially in the light of recent terrorism alerts such as the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a Detroit-bound airplane."