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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - In the manner of a dirty untidy woman; In the manner of a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets

Usage examples (14)
  • Stanbury gave the poor young woman no credit for her new simplicity, but put down the deficiency to the charge of domestic slatternliness.
  • The slatternliness, suffering, shiftlessness, dirt and raggedness, were inducements to one of her charitable temperament to visit its inhabitants, having their relief...
  • The author, Edith Mirrielees, supported her indictment with a number of familiar charges: "slatternliness in the use of words, slapdashness in the shaping of sentences...
  • The room in fact was as depressing from its slatternliness as from its atmosphere of erudition. for more
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