adjective un·ti·dy \-ˈtī-dē\

: not neat or clean

: not having neat or clean habits

: not done in an organized and pleasant way

Full Definition of UNTIDY

a :  not neat :  slovenly <their untidy kitchen>
b :  not neat or orderly in habits or procedure <an untidy mind>
a :  not neatly organized or carried out <an untidy manuscript>
b :  conducive to a lack of neatness <untidy tasks like bathing the baby — New Yorker>
un·ti·di·ly \-ˈtī-də-lē\ adverb
un·ti·di·ness \-ˈtī-dē-nəs\ noun

Examples of UNTIDY

  1. <I can never find anything in this untidy office.>
  2. <neighbors gossiped about the woman's rumpled and untidy children>

First Known Use of UNTIDY

14th century
UNTIDY Defined for Kids


adjective un·ti·dy \ˌən-ˈtī-dē\

Definition of UNTIDY for Kids

:  not neat
un·ti·di·ly \-ˈtī-də-lē\ adverb
un·ti·di·ness \-ˈtī-dē-nəs\ noun


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