slatternliness love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Slatternly habits or condition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being slatternly; slovenliness; untidiness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The condition of being slatternly, or of being a slattern

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun in the manner of a slattern

Etymologies

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slatternly +‎ -ness

Examples

  • 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 ... stories infected by the implausible, the unprepared for, the contradictory"; no gift for humor, a shortage of gusto, and the absence of substance.

    The 2005 Fiction Issue

  • 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 ... stories infected by the implausible, the unprepared for, the contradictory"; no gift for humor, a shortage of gusto, and the absence of substance.

    The 2005 Fiction Issue

  • Stanbury gave the poor young woman no credit for her new simplicity, but put down the deficiency to the charge of domestic slatternliness.

    He Knew He Was Right

  • The slatternliness, suffering, shiftlessness, dirt and raggedness, were inducements to one of her charitable temperament to visit its inhabitants, having their relief and improvement in view; while her appreciation of the warm-heartedness and drollery of the Irish character afforded her genuine pleasure.

    Elizabeth Fry

  • The number and appearance of the women employed is a good answer to those pessimists who maintain that the curse of the poorer Irish is the filthiness, laziness, and general slatternliness of the women.

    Disturbed Ireland Being the Letters Written During the Winter of 1880-81.

  • Can they carry into the world, whither we send them later, aught of coarseness, of untruthfulness, of slatternliness, of vulgarity, if their home has been orderly, if their parents have been refined, their servants well mannered, their friends and playmates kindly and carefully trained as themselves?

    Frost's Laws and By-Laws of American Society A condensed but thorough treatise on etiquette and its usages in America, containing plain and reliable directions for deportment in every situation in life.

  • The milky-fleshed, not highly sensitized, pinkly clean creature of an innocence born mostly of ignorance and slow perceptions, who that morning had risen sweet from eleven hours of unrestless sleep beside a mother whose bed she had never missed to share, suddenly here in slatternliness!

    Humoresque A Laugh on Life with a Tear Behind It

  • He had been rather corpulent, but now he had a dried-up, yellow look: the skin of his neck was loose and winkled; his clothes hung about him as though they had been bought for someone else; and his collar, three or four sizes too large, added to the slatternliness of his appearance.

    Of Human Bondage

  • Those children, not through poverty -- M'Swat made a boast of his substantial banking account -- but on account of ignorance and slatternliness, were the dirtiest urchins I have ever seen, and were so ragged that those parts of them which should have been covered were exposed to view.

    My Brilliant Career

  • It suggested slatternliness in an unusual degree; there were holes in her shoes and in her stockings, the sleeve of her coat was half unsewn, and the braid on her skirt hung in loops all round the bottom.

    Lady Molly of Scotland Yard

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