- noun1. the quality of not being careful or taking pains• Syn: ↑carelessness• Ant: ↑carefulness (for: ↑carelessness)• Derivationally related forms: ↑sloppy, ↑careless (for: ↑carelessness)• Hypernyms: ↑inattentiveness• Hyponyms: ↑incaution, ↑incautiousness, ↑negligence, ↑neglect, ↑neglectfulness, ↑unconscientiousness2. falsely emotional in a maudlin way• Syn: ↑mawkishness, ↑sentimentality, ↑drippiness, ↑mushiness, ↑soupiness• Derivationally related forms: ↑sloppy, ↑mushy (for: ↑mushiness), ↑drippy (for: ↑drippiness), ↑sentimental (for: ↑sentimentality), ↑mawkish (for: ↑mawkishness)• Hypernyms: ↑emotionality, ↑emotionalism• Hyponyms: ↑corn, ↑schmaltz, ↑shmaltz, ↑schmalz, ↑sentimentalism3. the wetness of ground that is covered or soaked with water-
the baseball game was canceled because of the wateriness of the outfield-
the water's muddiness made it undrinkable-
the sloppiness of a rainy November day• Syn: ↑wateriness, ↑muddiness• Hypernyms: ↑wetness4. a lack of order and tidiness; not cared for• Syn: ↑slovenliness, ↑unkemptness• Derivationally related forms: ↑unkempt (for: ↑unkemptness), ↑slovenly (for: ↑slovenliness), ↑sloppy• Hypernyms: ↑untidiness• Hyponyms: ↑shagginess
Useful english dictionary. 2012.