slovenly person


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n slovenly person a coarse obnoxious person
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In literature:

Also disorderly and slovenly about her house and person.
"Myths and Legends of the Sioux" by Marie L. McLaughlin
There has been another spectator, in the person of a woman in the common shop; the lowest of the low; dirty, unbonneted, flaunting, and slovenly.
"Sketches by Boz illustrative of everyday life and every-day people" by Charles Dickens
I could better eat with one who did not respect the truth or the laws than with a sloven and unpresentable person.
"Essays, Second Series" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
His person was ungraceful, his dress slovenly, his voice untonable, his elocution homely, tedious, obscure, and embarrassed.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part E. From Charles I. to Cromwell" by David Hume
No detail of her slovenly appearance, her strange personality, escaped him.
"The Lady Doc" by Caroline Lockhart
Then it was that Germinie's abasement and degradation began to be visible in her personal appearance, to make her stupid and slovenly.
"Germinie Lacerteux" by Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
An untidy person at five-and-twenty, degenerates, very frequently, into a sloven and a boor at fifty.
"Martine's Hand-book of Etiquette, and Guide to True Politeness" by Arthur Martine
To him a slovenly person was offensive.
"Frank Merriwell's Backers" by Burt L. Standish

In poetry:

Person of the shakeless grouch
Tamperer with the cream,
Idler, lounger, sloven, slouch
Despot of the steam--
"Christmas Cards" by Franklin Pierce Adams