slovenliness


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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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In his classic essay "Politics and the English Language," George Orwell wrote the simplest of truths: "[The English 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.
Laziness, arrogance, disorder and slovenliness break down trust and respect between parties.
Pedantic, possibly, but you wouldn't expect that kind of slovenliness from a maths teacher, dentist or cardiovascular surgeon.
5) This accusation of slovenliness is echoed in the writings of Gerald of Wales who labelled the Irish people 'barbarous, being barbarous not only in their dress, but suffering their hair and beards (barbis) to grow enormously in an uncouth manner'.
We recall, of course, what he has described about the slovenliness and growing squalor, the great polarity of wealth, an annual rate of 32,000 homicides and 70,000 rapes, and the 3,000 murdered white farmers.
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.
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