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s luh vuhn lee nuhs

  • n  a lack of order and tidiness; not cared for
  • n  habitual uncleanliness

  • He accused the industry's executives of slovenliness, deception and dishonestyand warned them that they had better straighten up or else face much stricter controls.
  • His own narrow character would not let him love the whole of his friend's; he could neither overlook nor forgive Johnson's slovenliness, his fondness for taverns, his unfailing .
  • He made it clear that he suspected foul play, calling the ruble's plunge an act "of sabotage or the manifestation of a policy of extreme irresponsibility and slovenliness by the .

  • Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow News
    We need to figure out what happened and respond to what it was - slovenliness, treason, or a combination of crimes that could not be affected,Medvedev told the Security Council in Sochi last week.
  • George Orwell in Yale Daily News
    The English language, George Orwell noted, "becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts."

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