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Definition of "slovenliness" [slov•en•li•ness]

  • The state or quality of being slovenly. (noun)
  • The result or product of being slovenly. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "slovenliness" in a sentence
  • "Indeed, her whole face lacked color, as did her personality, and the exquisite tea-gown which she wore conveyed that odd impression of slovenliness, which is often an indication of secret vice."
  • "As a judge, he assigned new law clerks George Orwell's 1946 essay "Politics and the English Language," a denunciation of the "slovenliness" of contemporary written English, which the author said caused vagueness and dishonesty in political discourse."
  • "It is turbid judgments such as these, and an intellectual slovenliness which is content to accept words and phrases without attaching definite notions to them, that discredit the average"