Adjective "Sloppy" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Careless and unsystematic; excessively casual.
  1. 'I'll stick with my sloppy couldn't care-less style thank you very much.'
  2. 'Meticulous on the one hand, but unbelievably sloppy and careless on the other.'
  3. 'Sure, there are some plot issues and short-cuts that have to be avoided, but these are not the result of sloppy film-making or careless consideration for the audience.'
  4. 'It takes 50 or 100 rounds before you really start to improve, but after 200 rounds it's easy to get sloppy and careless.'
  5. 'The environment is gradually being ruined by sloppy and haphazard planning.'
  6. 'There is no reason for the government to shape policies to protect companies that are inherently weak, or are sloppy and careless.'
  7. 'The point here is to challenge the media's effort to turn Judge Jones into something he's not in order to defend a biased and sloppy ruling.'
  8. 'It's so unprofessional to have a sloppy list, so write another one, okay?'
  9. 'There are too many amateurs out there writing sloppy code.'
  10. 'Holding onto profits might lead to excessive executive compensation, sloppy management, and unproductive use of assets.'
(of a garment) casual and loose-fitting.
  1. 'I shook my head in amusement and settled back to look at her, dressed in sloppy pajamas.'
  2. 'He had even managed to make the school uniform look sloppy.'
  3. 'Also, make sure your jacket is well-adjusted because a badly tailored jacket will make you look chunky and sloppy.'
  4. 'She had it back in a sloppy ponytail and was in her pajamas.'
  5. 'I normally wear big sloppy shirts to disguise my figure, but I cannot go to the beach because it is so obvious that I have no top.'
  6. 'Convoy leadership found some sloppy uniforms during a morning formation, resulting in push-ups for several troops.'
  7. 'Save the extremely loose fitting shorts for boxers and basketball players; they lack sex appeal and look kind of sloppy altogether on a regular guy working out.'
  8. 'Her long hair hung haphazardly in a sloppy braid and her tunic and leggings were dirty and torn.'
  9. 'Sharp lawyers dress very sharp, and their shoes always shine, while sloppy lawyers dress accordingly and their shoes are usually in a mess as well.'
  10. 'She thought of Tony and how sloppy he dressed sometimes.'
(of semi-fluid matter) containing too much liquid; watery.
  1. 'A fellow journalist found his kettle full of a brown, sloppy substance.'
  2. 'The flaky filo crust gave way to sloppy mouthfuls of meat and dark gravy beneath.'
  3. 'It's a real bonus as well that the sauce isn't too sweet, nor thick and sloppy like warm peanut butter - something you'll find in many joints.'
  4. 'Food and water fall every fourth hour in a sloppy mixture from the ceiling.'
  5. 'The mixture was ridiculously sloppy, so I added more flour and breadcrumbs and then tried to mould the mixture around the layer of mince.'
  6. 'One moment demanding a sensitive physicality that eased her down the face of a wave in a sizzle of surf, and the next demanding brute strength to bludgeon her prow into a rising hillock of sloppy green water.'
  7. 'Rohr cackled as he dug into the sloppy meat with fiendish glee.'
  8. 'It's sludgy and frequently sloppy but that's the point.'
  9. 'But his barbecued pork chow is a great big sloppy yummy concoction.'
  10. 'Whisk whites with sugar to form sloppy meringue'
(of literature or behaviour) weakly or foolishly sentimental.
  1. 'But what we did have in common was a dislike of soppy, sloppy liberalism, the idea that there are no moral absolutes.'
  2. 'Here is architecture, rather than sloppy sentimentality or crass commercialism.'
  3. 'I know this must sound sloppy or romantic, but put yourself in my shoes, you would feel the same.'
  4. 'A society run on love alone is decadent and sloppy.'


1. muddy, slushy, or very wet: The field was a sloppy mess after the rain.

2. splashed or soiled with liquid.

3. careless; loose: sloppy writing.

4. untidy; slovenly: sloppy clothes; a sloppy eater.

5. overly emotional; gushy: sloppy sentimentality.

6. (of food or drink) prepared or served in an unappetizing way.

7. (of clothes) loose-fitting; baggy: a big, sloppy sweater.

8. (of the surface of a racetrack) wet from a recent or continuing he

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be sloppy about details."

"markets can be sloppy in short-terms."

"markets can be sloppy at moments."

"lines can be sloppy in/at/on evenings."

"gasolines can be sloppy in places."

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