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SLOPPY (sloppier, sloppiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sloppy mean? 

SLOPPY (adjective)
  The adjective SLOPPY has 6 senses:

1. lacking neatness or order
2. wet or smeared with a spilled liquid or moist material
3. (of soil) soft and watery
4. not fitting closely; hanging loosely
5. excessively or abnormally emotional
6. marked by great carelessness

  Familiarity information: SLOPPY used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


SLOPPY (adjective)


Sense 1sloppy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking neatness or order

Context examples:

a sloppy room / sloppy habits

Similar:

untidy (not neat and tidy)


Sense 2sloppy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wet or smeared with a spilled liquid or moist material

Context examples:

a sloppy floor / a sloppy saucer

Similar:

wet (covered or soaked with a liquid such as water)


Sense 3sloppy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of soil) soft and watery

Synonyms:

waterlogged; swampy; squashy; soggy; sloughy; quaggy; muddy; mucky; miry; marshy; boggy; sloppy

Context examples:

the ground was boggy under foot / a marshy coastline / miry roads / wet mucky lowland / muddy barnyard / quaggy terrain / the sloughy edge of the pond / swampy bayous

Similar:

wet (covered or soaked with a liquid such as water)


Sense 4sloppy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not fitting closely; hanging loosely

Synonyms:

loose-fitting; baggy; sloppy

Context examples:

baggy trousers / a loose-fitting blouse is comfortable in hot weather

Similar:

loose (not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting)


Sense 5sloppy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Excessively or abnormally emotional

Synonyms:

overemotional; sloppy

Similar:

emotional (of more than usual emotion)


Sense 6sloppy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by great carelessness

Synonyms:

slapdash; slipshod; haphazard; sloppy

Context examples:

a most haphazard system of record keeping / slapdash work / slipshod spelling / sloppy workmanship

Similar:

careless (marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful)


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