See also: Messy
messy (comparative messier, superlative messiest)
- (of a place, situation, person, etc) In a disorderly state; chaotic; disorderly.
- 2013 August 3, “Boundary problems”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8847:
- Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory.
- a messy office
- Jim ran his fingers through his messy brown hair.
- (of a person) Prone to causing mess.
- He is the messiest person I've ever met.
- (of a situation) Difficult or unpleasant to deal with.
- a messy divorce
(in a disorderly state): untidy, chaotic, disorderly, cluttered
- → German: Messie
in a disorderly state; causing mess or confusion; chaotic; disorderly
- “messy”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- messy at OneLook Dictionary Search
- Alternative form of messe