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messy

adjective \ˈme-sē\

: not clean or tidy

: carelessly made or done : not careful or precise

: causing or involving a mess : likely to make something dirty or sticky

mess·i·ermess·i·est

Full Definition of MESSY

1
:  marked by confusion, disorder, or dirt :  untidy <a messy room>
2
:  lacking neatness or precision :  careless, slovenly
3
:  extremely unpleasant or trying <messy lawsuits>
mess·i·ly \ˈme-sə-lē\ adverb
mess·i·ness \ˈme-sē-nəs\ noun

Examples of MESSY

  1. Painting a room can be messy work.
  2. Some kinds of glue are messier than others.
  3. a delicious but messy sandwich

First Known Use of MESSY

1843

Rhymes with MESSY

MESSILY Defined for Kids

messy

adjective \ˈme-sē\
mess·i·ermess·i·est

Definition of MESSY for Kids

1
:  not clean or tidy <a messy room>
2
:  causing or making a mess <a messy art project>
3
:  not careful or precise <messy writing>
mess·i·ness \ˈme-sē-nəs\ noun

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