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Synonyms for sloppy

  • awkward
  • careless
  • clumsy
  • dirty
  • mediocre
  • muddy
  • poor
  • wet
  • bedraggled
  • botched
  • dingy
  • disheveled
  • inattentive
  • not clean
  • slapdash
  • slipshod
  • slovenly
  • sludgy
  • slushy
  • splashy
  • tacky
  • unkempt
  • unthorough
  • untidy
  • watery
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Antonyms for sloppy

  • adroit
  • clean
  • clever
  • dexterous
  • graceful
  • superior
  • neat
  • orderly
  • tidy
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SLOPPY

"That was a sloppy thing to do," he said to himself, and he flung the earth away from him.

She told one girl her work was sloppy and made her do the flower over.

It was a rainy, windy October night, sloppy underfoot, dripping overhead.

The writing is vigorous and there is no sloppy sentimentality.

That was the word the sloppy copyist of yesteryear had wrongly transcribed.

The streets of Lowestoft were sloppy and half-deserted as we drove through them.

Now it wouldn't be necessary to have that talk with Corson about sloppy work.

"Our good-bye supper will be sloppy weather, all right;" said he.

Nothing faulty or sloppy was going into that jungle with him if he could prevent it.

In another moment the editor of Sloppy Chunks was before him.

WORD ORIGIN

1727, "muddy," from slop (n.1) + -y (2). Meaning "loose, ill-fitting, slovenly" is first recorded 1825, influenced by slop (n.2). Related: Sloppily; sloppiness. Sloppy Joe was originally "loose-fitting sweater worn by girls" (1942); as a name for a kind of spiced hamburger, it is attested from 1961.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SLOPPY

bedraggled

adjectiveunkempt

dirtiest

adjectivesoiled, unclean
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