Scruffy vs Slatternly - What's the difference?

scruffy | slatternly |


As adjectives the difference between scruffy and slatternly

is that scruffy is untidy in appearance while slatternly is appropriate to or characteristic of a slattern.

As a noun scruffy

is an artificial intelligence researcher who believes that intelligence is too complicated (or computationally intractable) to be solved with the sorts of homogeneous system favoured by the "neats".

As an adverb slatternly is

in a slatternly manner.

scruffy

English

Adjective

(er)
  • untidy in appearance
  • See also

    * scruff

    Noun

    (scruffies)
  • An artificial intelligence researcher who believes that intelligence is too complicated (or computationally intractable) to be solved with the sorts of homogeneous system favoured by the "neats".
  • slatternly

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Appropriate to or characteristic of a slattern.
  • *1886 , (Robert Louis Stevenson), (Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde)
  • *:The dismal quarter of Soho seen under these changing glimpses, with its muddy ways, and slatternly passengers, and its lamps, which had never been extinguished or had been kindled afresh to combat this mournful reinvasion of darkness, seemed, in the lawyer's eyes, like a district of some city in a nightmare.
  • Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • In a slatternly manner.