slovenly

Definitions:

In a careless, inelegant manner.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (adverb) (adv.) (adverb)
In a careless manner.
- Newage Dictionary DB (adverb) (adv.) (adverb)
Untidy; careless; disorderly.
- The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Untidy; wanting in neatness and order of dress.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Like a sloven: negligent of neatness or cleanliness: disorderly: done in an untidy manner.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Untidy in appearance; careless; not neat.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Slovenliness.
- Newage Dictionary DB (noun) (n.) (noun)
Negligent of dress or neatness; untidy; disorderly.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)

Usage examples:

I am slovenly in my dress and all I do, so no doubt my style is slovenly also.
- My Boyhood by John Burroughs
He could barely take her meaning, for she spoke in a slovenly way, also, she kept her face turned aside.
- Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
When he drove to the village his rig was less shabby and slovenly in appearance.
- That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009