slatternly

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

slatternly ‎(comparative more slatternly, superlative most slatternly)

  1. Appropriate to or characteristic of a slattern.
    • 1886, Robert Louis Stevenson, Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde
      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 to combat this mournful reinvasion of darkness, seemed, in the lawyer's eyes, like a district of some city in a nightmare.

Adverb[edit]

slatternly ‎(comparative more slatternly, superlative most slatternly)

  1. In a slatternly manner.