See also: Messy
- (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
- German: Messie
in a disorderly state; causing mess or confusion; chaotic; disorderly
- messy in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
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