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noun as in difficulty, predicament

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"The economic cycle messes up this comparison," said Eugene Steurele with the Urban Institute.

Both Stockman and Rohrabacher have been in the news for leaving behind grotesque messes in their wake.

Phrased more bluntly, lying around and eating too much messes up your body.

Analysts questioned whether fans would tune in to watch endless, poorly officiated messes.

Think twice about asking staff members to clean or cover up your personal messes.

Have you, all this time, really been standing by me, yanking me out of all the messes I got in?

One of the men killed an antelope this evening which was divided up amongst the different messes in the train.

He shall score up all messes served, and order bread and ale for men, but wine for gentlemen.

Let her divert herself cooking up messes; if we can't eat them we can always invite company, who can't refuse.

The surgeon sent them to the cook-house to brew messes for him, and stripped the child, finding a bullet wound in his side.


On this page you'll find 55 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to messes, such as: turmoil, wreck, confusion, disarray, chaos, and mayhem.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.