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Synonyms for slovenliness

the state of being messy or unkempt

Synonyms for slovenliness

a lack of order and tidiness

habitual uncleanliness

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Slovenliness of expression, haunted the judgment in Afzal Guru, where Justice P.
He writes that "Our language becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts.
Colorful cartoon illustrations help keep young readers' interest high as the Muslim All-Stars tackle grumpiness and slovenliness all at once in helping the Polonskys.
Changes in appearance, especially toward slovenliness.
99) A debut novel about a woman who sets up a weekly club for kindred spirits that embrace slovenliness and reject perfection - and ends up becoming an international figurehead for mums everywhere.
KEVIN Lynch (Letters, Feb 16) again states that all vermin should be exterminated; I say we would be better off having a cull on human slovenliness than the fox population.
We would be far better off having a cull on human slovenliness than the fox population.
Educating the mind was especially important when it came to "the poor," whose "taste" and other perceptions needed elevating above their natural lazy slovenliness to enable them to resist the destructive "passions" that would otherwise perpetuate their misery (29-44):
Criticizing liberals for their many contributions to slovenliness and immorality, he insisted in one of the book's essays that "behind all their organizations--civil rights, feminist, civil libertarian, consumerist, environmentalist, sexual, homosexual--lurks a Socialist model.
His father would never have brooked such slovenliness, and Mrs.
Working my shift at a major metropolitan institution the other day, I was struck once again, as I so often am, by the appalling appearance of the new American public: an ungodly combination of infantilism and brutality, narcissism and slovenliness, seductiveness and aggressive physical repulsion, an utter lack of taste--all of it compounded by bad grammar, lewd language, and worse manners, resulting, more often than not, from an anti-social self-unawareness and a lack of tact and consideration for other people.
The unwillingness and inability to make distinctions invites a certain coarseness of manners--mobile phone mal-etiquette, public slovenliness and other indelicacies not worth mentioning.
The slattern's ridiculous pretension to gentility and refinement, while maintaining her slovenliness, incites us to reflect upon our own pretensions--pretense being the permanent condition of mankind.
Nothing irritated him as much as slovenliness or ambiguity in thought or expression.
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