Definition of Slatternly

1. Adjective. Characteristic of or befitting a slut or slattern; used especially of women.

Exact synonyms: Blowsy, Blowzy, Sluttish
Similar to: Untidy
Derivative terms: Slattern, Slattern, Slatternliness, Sluttishness

Definition of Slatternly

1. a. Resembling a slattern; sluttish; negligent; dirty.

Definition of Slatternly

1. Adjective. Appropriate to or characteristic of a slattern. ¹

2. Adverb. In a slatternly manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Slatternly

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Slatternly

slatily
slatiness
slatinesses
slating
slatings
slatko
slatless
slats
slatt
slatted
slatter
slattered
slattering
slatternliness
slatternly (current term)
slatterns
slatterpouch
slatters
slattery
slatting
slattings
slatts
slaty
slaty-breasted tinamou
slaty-breasted tinamous
slaty anaemia
slaught
slaughter
slaughterdom

Literary usage of Slatternly

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Miscellanies by William Makepeace Thackeray (1877)
"... is hidden away in some dismal garret, patching shabby finery and cobbling up old clothes for her children — the most miserable and slatternly of women. ..."

2. Letters of Thomas Edward Brown: Author of 'Fo'c'sle Yarns' by Thomas Edward Brown (1900)
"Ready to pour out her soul in tender fluency. Sweet? Ah, that woman was sweet. slatternly? ... slatternly ..."

3. Evenings with Jesus: A Series of Devotional Readings for the Closet and the by William Jay (1857)
"Some who ought to rise at six are coming to life about eight, and running for hours after their work, and then doing it superficially and slatternly too. ..."

4. Robert Montgomery and His Reviewers: With Some Remarks on the Present State by Edward Clarkson (1830)
"... because both do the char-work of modern criticism precisely on the same slatternly model. They are, in fact, Arcades ambo Pares cantare parati. ..."

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