from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character or practices of a slut; lack of cleanliness as regards one's person or domestic surroundings; sluttery.

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  • noun The characteristic of being sluttish.

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

  • noun in the manner of a slattern


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  • It was Gourlay's pride in his house that made him harsher to his wife than others, since her sluttishness was a constant offence to the order in which he loved to have his dear possessions.

    The House with the Green Shutters

  • Quantity rests with the hen, but quality -- like the "sluttishness" of Touchstone's sweetheart -- may come hereafter.

    Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • Marie (simply and clearly portrayed by Lauren Grant) is an earnest child in a ruffly pink dress; she's oblivious to the go-go sluttishness of her older sister (Julie Worden), who tries to teach her to bump and grind.

    'Hard Nut' a holiday chestnut, joyously cracked and spiced

  • After all, this isn't Match. com, and I refuse to lapse into cyber-sluttishness.

    Victoria Lautman: Facebook 'Friends' and the Gentle Art of Summer Poaching

  • Her kissing gives her away - it's so French and her body movements are too - the French have that artless sluttishness down pat.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • But let the site of such places be as it may, how can they be excused that have a delicious seat, a pleasant air, and all that nature can afford, and yet through their own nastiness, and sluttishness, immund and sordid manner of life, suffer their air to putrefy, and themselves to be chocked up?

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • In patriarchy, female sexuality is, by definition, “sluttish”—available to all men when and where we want it, etc.—and its sluttishness is only ameliorated/neutralized to the degree that any given woman regulates her sexuality according to patriarchal norms.

    Male Privilege Checklist: The Slut Phenomenon

  • The great hotel is given over to discomfort from the foundation to the chimney-tops; everywhere a pinching, narrow habit, scanty meals, and an air of sluttishness and dirt.

    Edinburgh Picturesque Notes

  • Well, praised be the gods for thy foulness! sluttishness may come hereafter.

    As You Like It

  • Indeed, she is a perfect female virtuoso, and so eager after the pursuit of knowledge that she neglects her person even to a degree of sluttishness; this negligence, together with her contempt of the male part of the creation, gives her nephew no great concern, as by these means he will probably keep her fortune, which is considerable. in the family.

    The Adventures of Roderick Random


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