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Definition of 'sloppy'


  1. lacking neatness or order; "a sloppy room"; "sloppy habits"
  2. wet or smeared with a spilled liquid or moist material; "a sloppy floor"; "a sloppy saucer"
  3. (of soil) soft and watery; "the ground was boggy under foot"; "a marshy coastline"; "miry roads"; "wet mucky lowland"; "muddy barnyard"; "quaggy terrain"; "the sloughy edge of the pond"; "swampy bayous"
       Synonyms: boggy marshy miry mucky muddy quaggy sloughy soggy squashy swampy waterlogged
  4. not fitting closely; hanging loosely; "baggy trousers"; "a loose-fitting blouse is comfortable in hot weather"
       Synonyms: baggy loose-fitting
  5. excessively or abnormally emotional
       Synonyms: overemotional
  6. marked by great carelessness; "a most haphazard system of record keeping"; "slapdash work"; "slipshod spelling"; "sloppy workmanship"
       Synonyms: haphazard slapdash slipshod

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