messy

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. untidy, sloppy. See disorder, uncleanness. Ant., neat.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. rumpled, untidy, slovenly; see dirty 1 , disordered .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
cluttered, jumbled, disordered, in disarray, littered, unsightly, filthy, dirty, chaotic, untidy.
ANT.: clean, neat, tidy
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Marked by an absence of cleanliness and order: disheveled, mussy, slipshod, sloppy, slovenly, unkempt, untidy. See ORDER. 2. Indifferent to correctness, accuracy, or neatness: careless, slapdash, slipshod, sloppy, slovenly, untidy. See CAREFUL. 3. Lacking regular or logical order: disorderly, unsystematic. See ORDER.

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