One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he was upbraided for his slovenly appearance’
scruffy, untidy, messy, unkempt, ill-groomed, slatternly, dishevelled, bedraggled, tousled, rumpled, frowzy, blowsy, down at heel
informal slobbish, slobby
North American informal raggedy, schlumpy, raunchy
2‘his work is slovenly and his manners are unsatisfactory’
careless, slapdash, slipshod, disorganized, unorganized, unsystematic, unmethodical, haphazard, hit-or-miss, untidy, messy, thoughtless, negligent, neglectful, lax, lackadaisical, slack
informal sloppy, slap-happy, couldn't-care-less
careful, meticulous, painstaking
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