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messy

adjective (DIRTY/UNTIDY)    /ˈmes.i/
B1 untidy: a messy kitchen messy hands/hair His bedroom's always messy.Dirty and untidy producing or causing dirt and untidiness: Eating spaghetti can be a messy business. Vicky cooks really well but she's rather messy.Dirty and untidy messily     /-ɪ.li/ adverb Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
(Definition of messy adjective (DIRTY/UNTIDY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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