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noun as in disorderliness

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Miard later told me that colugo feces are like dried lentils — nothing messy.

The term is messy, overused and means different things to different people.

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The researchers performed computer simulations that suggested the shock wave has a transition region in which magnetic fields become turbulent and messy.

Pyroptosis and necroptosis are messier, causing cells to spill their guts and release cytokines and debris that can trigger more inflammation.

In interparty conflicts, you see relationships that make the alliances and coalitions that are formed seem messier, because it isn’t just ideological, it’s relational.

Many critics have disdain precisely for this strange messiness of his, this showmanship that dares to create a new order.

Academics used to push politicians to see truth clearly—in all its messiness.

These nuns are far more enmeshed in the world, with all its messiness and ambiguities, than the male hierarchy is.

Progressives hate the messiness of this, preferring the direct application of reason by the intelligent elite.

The unwritten rule of luxury goods marketing is to rise above the messiness of the moment.

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

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


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to messiness, such as: disorganization, sloppiness, slovenliness, untidiness, and grunginess.

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