1. the quality of not being careful or taking pains
Syn: ↑carelessness
Ant: ↑carefulness (for: ↑carelessness)
Derivationally related forms: ↑sloppy, ↑careless (for: ↑carelessness)
Hypernyms: ↑inattentiveness
2. falsely emotional in a maudlin way
Derivationally related forms: ↑sloppy, ↑mushy (for: ↑mushiness), ↑drippy (for: ↑drippiness), ↑sentimental (for: ↑sentimentality), ↑mawkish (for: ↑mawkishness)
Hypernyms: ↑emotionality, ↑emotionalism
Hyponyms: ↑corn, ↑schmaltz, ↑shmaltz, ↑schmalz, ↑sentimentalism
3. 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
Derivationally related forms: ↑sloppy, ↑muddy (for: ↑muddiness), ↑watery (for: ↑wateriness)
Hypernyms: ↑wetness
4. 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

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