Examples of messy in a Sentence
Painting a room can be messy work.
Some kinds of glue are messier than others.
a delicious but messy sandwich
Recent Examples of messy from the Web
At one end sits a messy soup of data—say, millions of pictures of dogs.
Activities included ice chalk, bubble blower art, face painting, a giant kerplunk game, messy sensory stations, a bubble show and other special attractions.
Powders like Gold Bond are great and easy to find, but can be a little messy to apply; opting for a spray will help to keep the powder from going everywhere.
The messy-looking storm continued to douse the southern half of Alabama, and concerns persisted about significant flooding.
Applying the mascara is slightly messy, mostly because the product’s formula clings heavily to the wand.
Encouraging the friend of your ex is both messy and unimaginative.
The assault came after complicated and messy discussions that reflected Syria’s difficult battlefield and the wide array of forces fighting for a piece of the embattled country.
The messy ending aside, Griffith won't be able to replace Hayes.
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First Known Use of messy
MESSY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of messy for English Language Learners
: not clean or tidy
: carelessly made or done : not careful or precise
: causing or involving a mess : likely to make something dirty or sticky
MESSY Defined for Kids
Definition of messy for Students
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
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