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Definition of sloppy adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (sloppier, sloppiest)
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  1. 1that shows a lack of care, thought, or effort sloppy thinking Your work is sloppy. a sloppy worker
  2. 2(of clothes) loose and without much shape synonym baggy a sloppy T-shirt
  3. 3(informal) romantic in a silly or embarrassing way a sloppy love story
  4. 4containing too much liquid Don't make the mixture too sloppy. (informal) She gave him a big sloppy kiss.
adverb a sloppily run department
noun [uncountable] There is no excuse for sloppiness in your work.
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