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English definition of “messy”

messy

adjective (SITUATION)    /ˈmes.i/
describes a situation that is confused and unpleasant: A war will be a long and messy business. They had a bitter, messy divorce.Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad messily     /-ɪ.li/ adverb Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
(Definition of messy adjective (SITUATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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