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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MESSINESS

But in spite of the messiness, it was the best food he had eaten in days.

The messiness of the place merely made the madness of the whole program seem worse.

WORD ORIGIN

1843, "untidy," from mess (n.) + -y (2). Figurative use ("unethical") by 1924. Related: Messily; messiness.

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