Definition of untidy
- their untidy kitchen
- an untidy mind
- an untidy manuscript
- untidy tasks like bathing the baby
- —New Yorker
I can never find anything in this untidy office.
neighbors gossiped about the woman's rumpled and untidy children
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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, topsy-turvy, tousled, tumbled, unkempt, 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;
: not neat or clean
: not having neat or clean habits
: not done in an organized and pleasant way
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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