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slovenly
used in The Adventures of Augie March

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Definition
dirty and unkempt
  • Cousin Anna, no less slovenly than in other days, had pancakes and coffee going and a big spread on the table.
    Chapter 12 (98% in)
  • He had a long chest but his legs were relatively short; he walked quickly, toes in, slovenly in his double-breasted long jacket, a densely hairy, mild, even delicate person.
    Chapter 13 (10% in)
  • I don't believe Clem had many of the vices that lead to damnation, but such as they were they were very evident on this occasion—late rising, puffiness, double-breasted slovenliness of the kind that old gentleman La Bruyere thought so sordid, tobacco stink, lint, and cat hairs on him, kept up by dime-store purchase and cheap accommodation, as in aftershave lotion, Sta-comb, artificial silk socks, and so forth, besides his lordly self-abuse look.
    Chapter 22 (31% in)

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