adj. (sloppier, sloppiest)
1 a (of the ground) wet with rain; full of puddles. b (of food etc.) watery and disagreeable. c (of a floor, table, etc.) wet with slops, having water etc. spilt on it.
2 unsystematic, careless, not thorough.
3 (of a garment) ill-fitting or untidy.
4 (of sentiment or talk) weakly emotional, maudlin.
5 colloq. (of the sea) choppy.
sloppily adv. sloppiness n.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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