slatternly

  • 1 slatternly — slatternly, dowdy, frowzy, blowsy can all mean deficient in neatness, freshness, or smartness, especially in dress or appearance. Slatternly stresses notions of slovenliness, unkemptness, and sordidness {a small, slatternly looking craft, her… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 Slatternly — Slat tern*ly, a. Resembling a slattern; sluttish; negligent; dirty. adv. In a slatternly manner. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 slatternly — [slat′ərnlē] adj. 1. having the habits of a slattern; dirty; slovenly; untidy 2. characteristic of or fit for a slattern adv. in a slatternly manner slatternliness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 slatternly — index sordid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 slatternly — 1670s, from SLATTERN (Cf. slattern) + LY (Cf. ly) (1) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 slatternly — adjective Appropriate to or characteristic of a slattern. The dismal quarter of Soho seen under these changing glimpses, with its muddy ways, and slatternly passengers, and its lamps, which had never been extinguished or had been kindled afresh… …

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  • 7 slatternly — slat|tern|ly [ slætərnli ] adjective OLD FASHIONED a slatternly woman looks messy or dirty …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 8 slatternly — UK [ˈslætə(r)nlɪ] / US [ˈslætərnlɪ] adjective old fashioned a slatternly woman looks untidy or dirty …

    English dictionary

  • 9 slatternly — slattern ► NOUN dated ▪ a dirty, untidy woman. DERIVATIVES slatternly adjective. ORIGIN related to dialect slatter «to spill or slop», of unknown origin …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 slatternly — adjective Date: 1677 1. untidy and dirty through habitual neglect; also careless, disorderly 2. of, relating to, or characteristic of a slut or prostitute • slatternliness noun …

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  • 11 slatternly — slatternliness, n. /slat euhrn lee/, adj. 1. slovenly and untidy. 2. characteristic or suggestive of a slattern. adv. 3. in the manner of a slattern. [1670 80; SLATTERN + LY] * * * …

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  • 12 slatternly — Synonyms and related words: beat up, bedraggled, blowsy, blowzy, careless, chintzy, dilapidated, dirty, disheveled, disordered, dowdy, drabbletailed, draggled, draggletailed, filthy, foul, frowsy, frowzy, frumpish, frumpy, grimy, grubby, in rags …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 slatternly — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. messy, sloppy, untidy; see dirty …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 slatternly — slat·tern·ly || slætÉ™n(r)lɪ adj. untidy, slovenly, sloppy adv. untidily, sloppily, in a slovenly manner …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 slatternly — I. a. Slovenly, slattern, untidy, uncleanly, dirty, sluttish. II. ad. Negligently, carelessly, sluttishly, untidily, in a slovenly manner …

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  • 16 slatternly — adj 1. untidy, bedraggled, draggle tailed, disheveled, disorderly, messy, sloppy, slovenly, slipshod, careless; shabby, frumpish, frumpy, dowdy, drab. 2. sluttish, Inf. loose, promiscuous, wanton, unrestrained, dissolute, licentious, immoral, bad …

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  • 17 slatternly — slat·tern·ly …

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  • 18 slatternly — slat•tern•ly [[t]ˈslæt ərn li[/t]] adj. 1) sex slovenly and untidy 2) sex characteristic or suggestive of a slattern slat′tern•li•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 slatternly — /ˈslætnli/ (say slatnlee) adjective 1. having the appearance or ways of a slattern. 2. characteristic or suggestive of a slattern. –adverb 3. in the manner of a slattern …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 slatternly — adjective characteristic of or befitting a slut or slattern; used especially of women • Syn: ↑blowsy, ↑blowzy, ↑sluttish • Similar to: ↑untidy • Derivationally related forms: ↑sluttishness ( …

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