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higgledy piggledy

See definition of higgledy piggledy on Dictionary.com
  • as inhiggledy-piggledy
  • as inhelter-skelter

synonyms for higgledy piggledy

  • anarchic
  • blurred
  • chaotic
  • disarranged
  • disordered
  • disorderly
  • disorganized
  • haywire
  • helter-skelter
  • in a muddle
  • in disarray
  • involved
  • jumbled
  • messy
  • miscalculated
  • miscellaneous
  • mistaken
  • misunderstood
  • obscured
  • out of order
  • snafu
  • snarled
  • top
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How to use higgledy piggledy in a sentence

The cargo of marble blocks, piled higgledy-piggledy like a child's building-bricks, formed a thorough citadel.
THE TREMENDOUS EVENTMAURICE LEBLANC
They walked along in silence, the most ill-sorted pair that you might hope to find in all that higgledy-piggledy city.
CHEERFUL--BY REQUESTEDNA FERBER
Several names may be set in higgledy-piggledy fashion, for they belong to no class, and are sui generis.
CURIOSITIES OF PURITAN NOMENCLATURECHARLES W. BARDSLEY
The contents of a hundred Primers rose higgledy-piggledy, to congest his mind and memory.
THE PROMISE OF AIRALGERNON BLACKWOOD
She plumped into it higgledy-piggledy and curled up, an unsightly, humpful excrescence upon its suave surface.
WANTED: A HUSBANDSAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS
All that was wanting, was someone with a head on to put things straightall was higgledy-piggledy and confusion.
A SOLDIER'S EXPERIENCE OR A VOICE FROM THE RANKS: SHOWING THE COST OF WAR IN BLOOD AND TREASURETIMOTHY GOWING
Of course those in the higgledy-piggledy position must be of the poorest class, but you can make a few exceptions.
OVERLAND THROUGH ASIA; PICTURES OF SIBERIAN, CHINESE, AND TARTAR LIFETHOMAS WALLACE KNOX
The walls had a gap here, roughly choked up by a higgledy-piggledy heap of rubbish.
THE SON OF CLEMENCEAUALEXANDRE (FILS) DUMAS
Reverently he pulled aside the front of the battered dwelling-place, and saw the minute furniture higgledy-piggledy.
SINISTER STREET, VOL. 1COMPTON MACKENZIE
I haven't catalogued mine, I have just put them down "higgledy-piggledy," as we used to say when we were children.
THE SMILING HILL-TOPJULIA M. SLOANE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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