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untidy

un·ti·dy

untidy

 
pronunciation:
uhn taI di
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: untidier, untidiest
definition 1: not neat or orderly.
an untidy housekeeperan untidy house
synonyms:
disorderly, messy, sloppy, slovenly, unkempt
antonyms:
neat, spick-and-span, spruce, straight, tidy
similar words:
chaotic, cluttered, disheveled, disordered, helter-skelter, jumbled, topsy-turvy
definition 2: poorly arranged or executed; disorganized.
an untidy itinerary
synonyms:
disorganized
antonyms:
neat
similar words:
chaotic, jumbled, messy, muddled, slipshod, unmethodical
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: untidied, untidies, untidying
definition: to make disorderly; mess up.
synonyms:
disarrange, disorder, mess up, muss up
antonyms:
tidy
similar words:
clutter, disarray, dishevel, disorganize, jumble, litter, muddle, rumple, tousle
derivations: untidily (adv.), untidiness (n.)
Word Parts
The word untidy contains the following part:
un-1 Old English prefix that means not
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The prefix un1 attaches to adjectives to create adjectives that mean the opposite of the base word.
synonyms:
dis-, de-, in-2