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messy

mess·y

messy

 
pronunciation:
me si
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: messier, messiest
definition 1: dirty or not tidy.
Please clean your messy room!
synonyms:
cluttered, dirty, disorderly, sloppy, slovenly
antonyms:
clean, neat, orderly, straight, tidy, trim
similar words:
disheveled, filthy, grubby, jumbled, littered, nasty, offensive
definition 2: difficult, embarrassing, or unpleasant.
They are having a very messy argument.
synonyms:
complicated, muddled, snarled, tangled, unpleasant
similar words:
awkward, confused, difficult, embarrassing, jumbled, troubling
derivations: messily (adv.), messiness (n.)
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The word messy contains the following part:
-y1, -ey Old English adjective-forming suffix that means characterized by; full of; tending to
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The suffix -y1, -ey attaches to nouns and a few verbs to form adjectives.