Sloppy meaning

slŏpē
The definition of sloppy is something messy or done with a lack of care.

A room with papers and clothes and dirty dishes spread all around is an example of something that would be described as sloppy.

Jotting down quick answers to your homework that are written so messily the teacher can barely read them is an example of something that would be described as a sloppy effort.

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Marked by or given to a lack of neatness or order; untidy.

A sloppy room; a sloppy roommate.

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Showing or in the habit of using little care or attention.

Sloppy use of language; a sloppy researcher.

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(informal) Oversentimental; gushy.

A sloppy love letter.

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Of, resembling, or covered with slop; muddy or slushy.

Sloppy ground.

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Watery and unappetizing.

A sloppy stew.

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Spotted or splashed with liquid.
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Consisting of or covered with slop; wet and splashy; muddy; slushy.
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Splashed or spotted with liquids.
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(informal) Gushingly sentimental.
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Very wet; covered in or composed of slop.

The dog tracked sloppy mud through the kitchen!

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The carpenter did a sloppy job of building the staircase.

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A sloppy measurement; a sloppy fit!

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Origin of sloppy

  • From slop, + -y suffix.

    From Wiktionary