For the most part they were heavy, frowsy creatures, slatternly and uncouth.
Minerva was a woman of pretty good sense, but of slatternly habits.
Slatternly women and scared children bolted for their burrows.
If they are slatternly and dirty, the largest cottages would not improve them.
These were slatternly in appearance, but were very attentive and kind-hearted.