slatternly
Adjective

slatternly

  1. Appropriate to or characteristic of a slattern.
    • 1848, William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, Chapter 9:
      Being a light-complexioned woman, she wore light clothes, as most blondes will, and appeared, in preference, in draggled sea-green, or slatternly sky-blue.
    • 1886, Robert Louis Stevenson, Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde:
      The dismal quarter of Soho seen under these changing glimpses, with its muddy ways, and slatternly passengers, and its lamps, which had never been extinguished or had been kindled afresh to combat this mournful reinvasion of darkness, seemed, in the lawyer's eyes, like a district of some city in a nightmare.
Adverb

slatternly

  1. In a slatternly manner.



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