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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


Synonymscarelessness


Broader (hypernym)inattentiveness


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


Antonymscarefulness

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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