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
: marked by confusion, disorder, or dirt : untidy <a messy room>
Examples of MESSY
- Painting a room can be messy work.
- Some kinds of glue are messier than others.
- a delicious but messy sandwich
First Known Use of MESSY
Related to MESSY
- chaotic, cluttered, confused, disarranged, disarrayed, disheveled (or dishevelled), disordered, disorderly, higgledy-piggledy, hugger-mugger, jumbled, littered, messed, muddled, mussed, mussy, pell-mell, rumpled, sloppy, topsy-turvy, tousled, tumbled, unkempt, untidy, upside-down, at sixes and sevens, out of joint
- bandbox, crisp, kempt, neat, neatened, ordered, orderly, organized, shipshape, snug, tidied, tidy, trim, uncluttered, well-ordered
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