untidy

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adjective un·ti·dy \ˌən-ˈtī-dē\

Definition of untidy

  1. 1a :  not neat :  slovenly their untidy kitchenb :  not neat or orderly in habits or procedure an untidy mind

  2. 2a :  not neatly organized or carried out an untidy manuscriptb :  conducive to a lack of neatness untidy tasks like bathing the baby — New Yorker

untidily

play \ˌən-ˈtī-də-lē\ adverb

untidiness

play \ˌən-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

Recent Examples of untidy from the Web

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First Known Use of untidy

14th century


UNTIDY Defined for English Language Learners

untidy

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adjective

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

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untidiest

  1. :  not neat

untidily

\-ˈtī-də-lē\ adverb

untidiness

\-ˈtī-dē-nəs\ noun


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