chaotic, cluttered, confused, disarranged, disarrayed, disheveled (or dishevelled), disordered, disorderly, higgledy-piggledy, hugger-mugger, jumbled, littered, messed, messy, muddled, mussed, mussy, pell-mell, rumpled, sloppy, tousled, tumbled, unkempt, untidy, upside-down;
bedraggled, befouled, begrimed, bemired, besmirched, blackened, cruddy, dingy, dirty, draggled, filthy, foul, grimy, grubby, grungy, mucky, nasty, smudged, soiled, spotted, squalid, stained, sullied, unclean, uncleanly;
at sixes and sevens, out of joint;
TOPSY-TURVY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of topsy-turvy for English Language Learners
: in or into great disorder or confusion
TOPSY-TURVY Defined for Kids
Definition of topsy-turvy for Students
- The wagon lay topsy-turvy at the bottom of the hill.
- “… our lives have been very topsy-turvy for quite some time.”
- —Lemony Snicket, The Austere Academy
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