AskDefine | Define sloppy

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sloppy adj
1 lacking neatness or order; "a sloppy room"; "sloppy habits"
2 marked by great carelessness; "a most haphazard system of record keeping"; "slapdash work"; "slipshod spelling"; "sloppy workmanship" [syn: haphazard, slapdash, slipshod] [also: sloppiest, sloppier]

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  1. very wet; covered in or composed of slop
    The dog tracked sloppy mud through the kitchen.
  2. messy; not neat, elegant, or careful
    The carpenter did a sloppy job of building the staircase.
  3. imprecise or loose
    a sloppy measurement; a sloppy fit


very wet; covered in or composed of slop
messy; not neat, elegant, or careful
imprecise or loose

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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