Meaning of “untidy” in the English Dictionary

"untidy" in British English

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untidyadjective

uk /ʌnˈtaɪ.di/ us /ʌnˈtaɪ.di/ mainly UK

B1 not tidy:

an untidy room
She's really untidy at home.

More examples

  • Your handwriting is so untidy I can't read it.
  • I can put up with the house being untidy, but I hate it if it's not clean.
  • Her desk was so untidy that she spent the whole day trying to establish some sort of order.
  • Tom always leaves his clothes in an untidy heap on the bedroom floor.
  • Mike is really untidy - you should see the state of his flat!
untidily
adverb uk /ʌnˈtaɪ.dəl.i/ us /ʌnˈtaɪ.dəl.i/
untidiness
noun [ U ] uk /ʌnˈtaɪ.di.nəs/ us /ʌnˈtaɪ.di.nəs/

(Definition of “untidy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"untidy" in American English

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untidyadjective

us /ʌnˈtɑɪ·di/

not neat or well-arranged:

an untidy yard

(Definition of “untidy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)