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slovenly

s luh vuhn lee

  • s  negligent of neatness especially in dress and person; habitually dirty and unkempt
    slovenly appearance

  • Thus, according to this slovenly written tattletale, began one of the most famous of America's celebrity unions.
  • But the dictionary's first definition is "a slovenly woman; a slattern," and that's the one the Observer's Whitehorn also likes.
  • But the slovenly Clinton people, spooked by the hue and cry from those who only saw wealthy women with nannies, threw Wood overboard anyway.
News & Articles

  • Movie Review: "The Heat" a comedy dish that falls flat
    In director Paul Feig's new film "The Heat," there's an uptight FBI agent who always wears gray suits, plays by the book and is so arrogant and ambitious that the other feds are alienated. There's also a slovenly Boston detective who has a foul mouth, a quick temper and doesn't just bend the rules but completely ignores them.
    June 27, 2013 - The Oakland Press
  • 'The Heat': A comedy dish that falls flat (film review)
    In director Paul Feig's new film "The Heat," there's an uptight FBI agent who always wears gray suits, plays by the book and is so arrogant and ambitious that the other feds are alienated. There's also a slovenly Boston detective who has a foul mouth, a quick temper and doesn't just bend the rules but completely ignores them.
    June 27, 2013 - Kingston Daily Freeman
  • 'The Heat': A comedy dish that falls flat (review)
    In director Paul Feig's new film "The Heat," there's an uptight FBI agent who always wears gray suits, plays by the book and is so arrogant and ambitious that the other feds are alienated. There's also a slovenly Boston detective who has a foul mouth, a quick temper and doesn't just bend the rules but completely ignores them.
    June 26, 2013 - The Troy Record
Quotes

  • Arthur Schopenhauer in Korea Times
    Life nowadays goes at a gallop; and the way in which this affects literature is to make it extremely superficial and slovenly,Arthur Schopenhauer said.
  • Malcolm Turnbull in Radio Australia News
    A pay packet with a big zero in it,Mr Turnbull said. "If he won't be prepared to say he got it wrong, he's failed, he's too incompetent and slovenly to have this job, then the prime minister must act and sack him."

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