untidy

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adjective un·ti·dy \-ˈtī-dē\

Definition of untidy

  1. 1 a :  not neat :  slovenly <their untidy kitchen> b :  not neat or orderly in habits or procedure <an untidy mind>

  2. 2 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>

untidily

play \-ˈtī-də-lē\ adverb

untidiness

play \-ˈtī-dē-nəs\ noun

Examples of untidy in a sentence

  1. <I can never find anything in this untidy office.>

  2. <neighbors gossiped about the woman's rumpled and untidy children>

14th Century

First Known Use of untidy

14th century


UNTIDY Defined for English Language Learners

untidy

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adjective un·ti·dy \-ˈtī-dē\

Definition of untidy for English Language Learners

  • : not neat or clean

  • : not having neat or clean habits

  • : not done in an organized and pleasant way


UNTIDY Defined for Kids

untidy

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adjective un·ti·dy \ˌən-ˈtī-dē\

Definition of untidy for Students

untidier

untidiest

  1. :  not neat

untidily

\-ˈtī-də-lē\ adverb

untidiness

\-ˈtī-dē-nəs\ noun


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