Definition of Sloppiness

1. Noun. The wetness of ground that is covered or soaked with water. "The sloppiness of a rainy November day"

Exact synonyms: Muddiness, Wateriness
Generic synonyms: Wetness
Derivative terms: Muddy, Sloppy, Sloppy, Watery



2. Noun. A lack of order and tidiness; not cared for.
Exact synonyms: Slovenliness, Unkemptness
Generic synonyms: Untidiness
Specialized synonyms: Shagginess
Derivative terms: Sloppy, Slovenly, Unkempt, Unkempt

3. Noun. The quality of not being careful or taking pains.
Exact synonyms: Carelessness
Generic synonyms: Inattentiveness
Specialized synonyms: Incaution, Incautiousness, Neglect, Neglectfulness, Negligence, Unconscientiousness
Antonyms: Carefulness
Derivative terms: Careless, Careless, Sloppy

4. Noun. Falsely emotional in a maudlin way.

Definition of Sloppiness

1. n. The quality or state of being sloppy; muddiness.

Definition of Sloppiness

1. Noun. The property of being sloppy. ¹

2. Noun. The result or product of being sloppy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sloppiness

1. [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sloppiness

slopewash
slopewashes
slopewise
slopey
slopier
slopiest
sloping
sloping trough
slopingly
slopingness
slopings
slopped
sloppier
sloppiest
sloppily
sloppiness (current term)
sloppinesses
slopping
slopping out
sloppy
sloppy joe
sloppy joes
slopseller
slopseller's shop
slopsellers
slopshop
slopshops
slopwork

Literary usage of Sloppiness

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

1. Journal of the Sanitary Institute by Sanitary Institute (Great Britain) (1898)
"... and when the tiles have been taken up the porous rubbish beneath has been found perfectly sweet, and there has been no sloppiness at the sides. ..."

2. Edward Fitzgerald by Arthur Christopher Benson (1905)
"The most that can be said for FitzGerald is that his sloppiness was innocent. But it was not only a superficial sloppiness; it penetrated the mind and ..."

3. Edward Fitzgerald by Arthur Christopher Benson (1905)
"But it was not only a superficial sloppiness; it penetrated the mind and character as well; and though no criticisms can derogate from the abundant charm, ..."

4. The Fortnightly Review (1883)
"It has been their fate to live under a dispensation of universal sloppiness in talk and thought. Many years of Gladstone, the Daily Telegraph, ..."

5. The Liberal Education of Women: The Demand and the Method. Current Thoughts by James Orton (1873)
"It has been argued that the want of accuracy and point, the " sloppiness " of much of the ... If " sloppiness" and want of point are inadmissible anywhere, ..."

6. Old and New by Edward Everett Hale (1873)
"With reference to solidity of studies Mr. White says, — " It has been argued that the want of accuracy and point, the ' sloppiness ' of much of the ..."

7. The Sanitary Drainage of Houses and Towns by George Edwin Waring (1876)
"Widely different degrees of sloppiness existed, obviously dependent upon differences in the families using the pails; but the extent of sloppiness noticed ..."

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