sloppy
adjective (sloppier; -est) Date: 1672 1. a. wet so as to spatter easily ; slushy <
a sloppy racetrack
>
b. wet or smeared with or as if with something slopped over 2. slovenly, careless <
a sloppy dresser
>
<
did sloppy work
>
3. disagreeably effusive <
sloppy sentimentalism
>
sloppily adverbsloppiness noun

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  • Sloppy — Slop py, a. [Compar. {Sloppier}; superl. {Sloppiest}.] [From {Slop}.] Wet, so as to spatter easily; wet, as with something slopped over; muddy; plashy; as, a sloppy place, walk, road. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sloppy — 1727, muddy, from SLOP (Cf. slop) (q.v.). Meaning loose, ill fitting is first recorded 1825, influenced by slop loose outer garment (1376), which is probably from M.Du. slop. Hence, also, slop shop (1723). Sloppy Joe was originally loose fitting… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sloppy — index careless, repulsive, slipshod Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sloppy — slovenly, unkempt, disheveled, *slipshod Analogous words: *negligent, neglectful, slack, remiss, lax: mawkish, maudlin, soppy, slushy (see SENTIMENTAL): *slatternly, dowdy, frowzy, blowsy Contrasted words: *careful, meticulous, scrupulous,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • sloppy — [adj] messy awkward, bedraggled, botched, careless, clumsy, dingy, dirty, disheveled, inattentive, mediocre, muddy, not clean, poor, slapdash, slipshod, slovenly, sludgy*, slushy*, splashy*, tacky*, unkempt, unthorough, untidy, watery, wet;… …   New thesaurus

  • sloppy — ► ADJECTIVE (sloppier, sloppiest) 1) (of semi fluid matter) containing too much liquid; watery. 2) careless and unsystematic. 3) (of a garment) casual and loose fitting. 4) weakly or foolishly sentimental. DERIVATIVES sloppily …   English terms dictionary

  • sloppy — [släp′ē] adj. sloppier, sloppiest 1. consisting of or covered with slop; wet and splashy; muddy; slushy 2. splashed or spotted with liquids 3. a) very untidy; showing lack of care; slovenly or messy b) careless; slipshod …   English World dictionary

  • sloppy — UK [ˈslɒpɪ] / US [ˈslɑpɪ] adjective Word forms sloppy : adjective sloppy comparative sloppier superlative sloppiest 1) done in a very careless way a sloppy performance 2) sloppy clothes are loose and informal a sloppy sweatshirt 3) expressing… …   English dictionary

  • sloppy — sloppily, adv. sloppiness, n. /slop ee/, adj., sloppier, sloppiest. 1. muddy, slushy, or very wet: The field was a sloppy mess after the rain. 2. splashed or soiled with liquid. 3. careless; loose: sloppy writing. 4. untidy; slovenly: sloppy… …   Universalium

  • sloppy — slop|py [ˈslɔpi US ˈsla:pi] adj 1.) not done carefully or thoroughly = ↑careless ▪ sloppy work ▪ His written reports are incredibly sloppy. 2.) sloppy clothes are loose fitting, untidy, or dirty ▪ Ann was dressed in a sloppy brown sweater. 3.)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sloppy — [[t]slɒ̱pi[/t]] sloppier, sloppiest 1) ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone s work or activities as sloppy, you mean they have been done in a careless and lazy way. He has little patience for sloppy work from colleagues... His… …   English dictionary

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