Definition of 'messy'
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He is going through a messy divorce. The Sun (2016)So it looks a bit messy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Him's parents have gone through a messy divorce and find him a bit of a trial. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This messy business took place less than a year ago so bitterness is understandable. The Sun (2014)The process was neither messy nor expensive. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This was at a time when he was going through a messy and public divorce. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The only disappointment is that it was all a bit messy. The Sun (2006)The collapse of empires has always been a painful and messy business. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Now it seems destined for a messy divorce. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It might be a bit messy but it will be me. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Growing up has always been a messy business but these days it can seem close to intolerable. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He is famous for messy desks. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The process is messy and costly. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Celebrity divorces are a messy business. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This was the really messy bit. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Humanity is a pretty messy business. Times, Sunday Times (2012)People exert less self-control after seeing a messy desk than after seeing a clean desk. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A messy desk can be a highly effective prioritising and accessing system. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was dirty and messy, but that wasn't it. The Sun (2013)It is often a time of immense upheaval and worry, when your warm and tidy home is turned into a messy and dirty building site. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's a messy, dirty process. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I am a superb, if messy, cook. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)
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Translations for 'messy'
British English: messy /ˈmɛsɪ/ ADJECTIVE
A messy person or activity makes things dirty or untidy.
She was a terribly messy cook.
- American English: messy
- Arabic: فَوْضَوِيٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: bagunçado
- Chinese: 凌乱的
- Croatian: neuredan
- Czech: nepořádný
- Danish: rodet
- Dutch: rommelig
- European Spanish: desordenado
- Finnish: sotkuinen
- French: désordonné
- German: unordentlich
- Greek: ακατάστατος
- Italian: disordinato
- Japanese: 取り散らかした
- Korean: 지저분한
- Norwegian: rotete
- Polish: brudny
- European Portuguese: trapalhão
- Romanian: dezordonat
- Russian: грязный
- Spanish: desordenado
- Swedish: rörig
- Thai: ซึ่งไม่เรียบร้อยและสกปรก
- Turkish: kirli
- Ukrainian: неохайний
- Vietnamese: lộn xộn
Definition of messy from the Collins English Dictionary
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