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synonyms for slovenliness

  • disorganization
  • messiness
  • sloppiness
  • untidiness
  • grunginess
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How to use slovenliness in a sentence

Mere hastiness or slovenliness of work is not identical with the effect of inability to achieve mechanical neatness.
ANTONIO STRADIVARIHORACE WILLIAM PETHERICK
Books were strewn here and there, but there was no slovenliness or untidiness; and, ha!
MY NEW CURATEP.A. SHEEHAN
The voices of the sleepy porters on the quay roused in him a craving for the gentle slovenliness of Irish speech.
HYACINTHGEORGE A. BIRMINGHAM
In this method it is not always easy to distinguish economy from skill, or slovenliness from science.
THE STONES OF VENICE, VOLUME I (OF 3)JOHN RUSKIN
Let him whose own enunciation is chemically free from localism or slovenliness cast the first stone even at "mebbe" and "ruther."
AMERICA TO-DAY, OBSERVATIONS AND REFLECTIONSWILLIAM ARCHER
I won't encourage your slovenliness of thought, my boy, by telling you what you can know for yourself if you like.
THE STRAND MAGAZINE, VOLUME VII, ISSUE 41, MAY, 1894VARIOUS
It need not be said that this barbarous slovenliness and disorder meant an incredible waste of resources.
CRITICAL MISCELLANIES (VOL. 2 OF 3)JOHN MORLEY
Against these attributes their pig-headedness, narrow-mindedness, laziness, and slovenliness had to be admitted.
SOUTH AFRICAN MEMORIESLADY SARAH WILSON
Seeing that I must play it, and that there is that within me which cries out against slovenliness, I play it as an artist should.
AUDREYMARY JOHNSTON
This sometimes leads the excessively corpulent person to relax into laziness and slovenliness.
HOW TO ANALYZE PEOPLE ON SIGHTELSIE LINCOLN BENEDICT AND RALPH PAINE BENEDICT
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WORDS RELATED TO SLOVENLINESS

  • disorganization
  • grunginess
  • sloppiness
  • slovenliness
  • untidiness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.