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adjective, slovenlier, slovenliest.
untidy or unclean in appearance or habits.
characteristic of a sloven; slipshod:
slovenly work.
in an untidy, careless, or slipshod manner.
frequently or habitually unclean or untidy
negligent and careless; slipshod: slovenly manners
in a negligent or slovenly manner


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