Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a sluttish manner; negligently; dirtily.

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  • adverb In a sluttish manner.

Etymologies

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sluttish +‎ -ly

Examples

  • This means they are brand snobs, which is bad enough, but what makes it even worse is that the brands themselves are always ones that any sane, thinking person would try to hide from the world, such as Sloaney pony Hollister, or the sluttishly ubiquitous Emporio Armani (that Emporio Armani sure gets around: there is not a man on this planet who hasn't had a bit of Emporio Armani splayed across his chest).

    Why do so many people wear clothes with brand names on them?

  • Cleaning fluid mixed with bug killer, the high astringency of the ammonia giving way in the lower olfactory registers to a floral bouquet so sluttishly artificial that you could practically see the chemicals unfurl in the air.

    Last Lullaby

  • Cleaning fluid mixed with bug killer, the high astringency of the ammonia giving way in the lower olfactory registers to a floral bouquet so sluttishly artificial that you could practically see the chemicals unfurl in the air.

    Last Lullaby

  • He proved, however, more and more, a foolish indolent fellow; sluttishly squandered considerable gifts, qualities and resources, lumbering about in that region; and died there utterly poor, lazy and obscure, age perhaps about sixty.

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • Parkinson introduces Mirren as "sluttishly erotic".

    The Guardian World News

  • Must I huddle, with a dozen squalling children and their notably-noisy or sluttishly-indolent dam, round a dirty hearth and meagre winter's fire?

    Jane Talbot

  • They lived sluttishly in poor houses, where they eat a great deal of beef and mutton, and drank good ale in a brown mazard; and their very kings were but a sort of farmers.

    Miscellanies Upon Various Subjects

  • Sharing a home with the adult cinema seems to desensitize the Pinedas to raunchy activities, while bringing their own desires further into the open, like the teenage daughter who learns to comport herself sluttishly.

    Creative Loafing Atlanta Feed

  • I know how to flirt outlandishly, sluttishly, and drunkenly, but in order to try and attract a sensible male I thought I could use a little help.

    British Blogs

  • It has openly, sluttishly enticed the Dobsons, the Gingrichs and the Coulters into it’s “Big Tent”, while driving out the Goldwaters, the Deans and the Phillipses.

    2007 May « Lean Left

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