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English noun: sloppiness

1. sloppiness (state) the wetness of ground that is covered or soaked with water

SamplesThe baseball game was canceled because of the wateriness of the outfield.
The water's muddiness made it undrinkable.
The sloppiness of a rainy November day.

Synonymsmuddiness, wateriness

Broader (hypernym)wetness

2. sloppiness (state) a lack of order and tidiness; not cared for

Synonymsslovenliness, unkemptness

Broader (hypernym)untidiness

Narrower (hyponym)shagginess

3. sloppiness (attribute) the quality of not being careful or taking pains


Broader (hypernym)inattentiveness

Narrower (hyponym)incaution, incautiousness, neglect, neglectfulness, negligence, unconscientiousness


4. sloppiness (attribute) falsely emotional in a maudlin way

Synonymsdrippiness, mawkishness, mushiness, sentimentality, soupiness

Broader (hypernym)emotionalism, emotionality

Narrower (hyponym)corn, schmaltz, schmalz, sentimentalism, shmaltz

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