Synonyms for sloppy
See sloppy in Webster's New World Roget's A-Z Thesaurus II
Marked by an absence of cleanliness and order: disheveled, messy, mussy, slipshod, slovenly, unkempt, untidy. See order
Indifferent to correctness, accuracy, or neatness: careless, messy, slapdash, slipshod, slovenly, untidy. See careful
Affectedly or extravagantly emotional: bathetic, gushy, maudlin, mawkish, romantic, sentimental, slushy, sobby, soft, soppy. (Informal) gooey, mushy, schmaltzy, soupy. (Slang) drippy, sappy, tear-jerking. See feelings
See sloppy in American Heritage Dictionary 4 Synonyms
sloppy slovenly unkempt slipshod
These adjectives mean marked by an absence of due or proper care or attention. Sloppy evokes the idea of careless spilling, spotting, or splashing; it suggests slackness, untidiness, or diffuseness: a sloppy kitchen; sloppy dress. “I do not see how the sloppiest reasoner can evade that” (H.G. Wells).
Slovenly implies habitual negligence and a lack of system or thoroughness: a slovenly appearance; slovenly inaccuracies.
Unkempt stresses dishevelment resulting from a neglectful lack of proper maintenance: “an unwashed brow, an unkempt head of hair” (Sir Walter Scott).
Slipshod suggests inattention to detail and a general absence of meticulousness: “the new owners' camp . . . a slipshod and slovenly affair, tent half stretched, dishes unwashed” (Jack London).
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