untidy

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un- +‎ tidy

Adjective[edit]

untidy ‎(comparative untidier, superlative untidiest)

  1. Sloppy.
    I have never seen such an untidy bedroom!
  2. Disorganized.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 12, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      There were many wooden chairs for the bulk of his visitors, and two wicker armchairs with red cloth cushions for superior people. From the packing-cases had emerged some Indian clubs, […], and all these articles […] made a scattered and untidy decoration that Mrs. Clough assiduously dusted and greatly cherished.
    His finances were in an untidy state when he died.

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Verb[edit]

untidy ‎(third-person singular simple present untidies, present participle untidying, simple past and past participle untidied)

  1. (transitive) To make untidy.
    • 2014, Jennie Shortridge, Love Water Memory (page 116)
      Before she closed each drawer she rummaged her hands through the clothes, untidying them just enough to feel comfortable.

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