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untidy

[ uhn-tahy-dee ]SEE DEFINITION OF untidy

Synonyms for untidy

  • bedraggled
  • jumbled
  • messy
  • sloppy
  • tangled
  • careless
  • chaotic
  • cluttered
  • disarranged
  • disarrayed
  • disheveled
  • dowdy
  • frowzy
  • in disorder
  • littered
  • mess
  • mixed up
  • muddled
  • rumpled
  • slapdash
  • slipshod
  • slovenly
  • snarled
  • tacky
  • topsy-turvy
  • tousled
  • uncombed
  • unfastidious
  • unkempt
  • unneat
  • unorderly
  • unsettled
  • upset
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Antonyms for untidy

  • clean
  • neat
  • ordered
  • organized
  • tidy
  • orderly
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNTIDY

There could be no doubt of it—the captain was a most untidy man.

Leonard, though furtive, was untidy, and left it lying about.

And though, as James had said, the place was untidy, he saw nothing and none of it.

He looked at me for a minute or two, pulling his untidy beard.

About every thing in which it is possible to be so, she is untidy.

And goodness gracious, child, how untidy you are to be sure!'

But Aunt Kate sniffed at the untidy kitchen and living-room.

The houses were drab and ugly, with untidy grass-plots in front.

It was as untidy and suggestive of slaughter as the nest of a brood of eagles.

It was all as untidy and suggestive of slaughter as the nest of a brood of eagles.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "untimely, unseasonable, unsuitable," from un- (1) "not" + tidy (adj.). Cf. West Frisian ontidich, Middle Dutch ontidich, Dutch ontijdig, Old High German unzitich, German unzeitig, Norwegian utidig "untimely, unseasonable, unfavorable." Meaning "poorly cared for, not neat" is recorded from mid-14c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR UNTIDY

bedraggled

adjectiveunkempt

cluttered

adjectivelittered
  • crowded
  • messy
  • piled
  • scattered
  • strewed
  • strewn
  • untidied
  • untidy
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