sluttish

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sluttish casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior "her easy virtue","he was told to avoid loose (or light) women","wanton behavior"
    • adj sluttish characteristic of or befitting a slut or slattern; used especially of women
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Sluttish Like a slut; untidy; indecently negligent of cleanliness; disorderly; as, a sluttish woman. "Why is thy lord so slutish , I thee pray.""An air of liberal, though sluttish , plenty, indicated the wealthy farmer."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sluttish Like a slut or what is characteristic of a slut; not neat or cleanly; dirty; devoid of tidiness or neatness.
    • sluttish Belonging to or characteristic of a woman of loose hehavior.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Sluttish resembling a slut: dirty: careless
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand., Ice. slöttr, a dull fellow—slota, to droop.

Usage

In literature:

I would not have him think us poor or sluttish.
"The Purcell Papers Volume II. (of III.)" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
She was a young girl, sluttish and unkempt, of course, but fair enough: her only covering, as usual, was the ample yellow mantle.
"Westward Ho!" by Charles Kingsley
A sluttish female, trying to stave off a double chin and an elderly spread, vainly wooing a born soldier of freedom.
"Heartbreak House" by George Bernard Shaw
Dust lay thick about him; he had grown accustomed to it, as to many another form of sluttishness.
"The Whirlpool" by George Gissing
First, a sluttish trollop of German origin is foisted on him for life; next, he is misled to abjure the faith of his fathers for Rome.
"The Amazing Marriage, Complete" by George Meredith
What stories have I heard of her sluttishness!
"The Memoirs of Count Grammont, Complete" by Anthony Hamilton
I will not have him think us poor or sluttish.
"J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 1" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
He was dressed as a sluttish woman.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 146., January 14, 1914" by Various
IV.v.62 (107,8) sluttish spoils of opportunity] Corrupt wenches, of whose chastity every opportunity may make a prey.
"Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies" by Samuel Johnson
Be she sluttish, be she clean, I'm a man for ev'ry scene.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
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In poetry:

Besides the cleannesse of sweet abstinence,
Quick thoughts and motions at a small expense,
A face not fearing light:
Whereas in fulnesse there are sluttish fumes,
Sowre exhalations, and dishonest rheumes,
Revenging the delight.
"Lent" by George Herbert