Synonyms of 'clutter'
a state of untidinessShe preferred her work area to be free of clutter.
Linda can't stand mess.
The emergency room was in disorder.
The rebel leader seems to have escaped in the confusion.
He pushed aside the litter of books.
My thoughts are all in a muddle.
He found the room in disarray.
a meaningless jumble of words
to scatter objects about (a place) in an untidy mannerI don't want to clutter the room up with too much junk.
Glass from broken bottles litters the pavement.
He began by scattering seed and putting in plants.
By the end, bodies were strewn all around the headquarters building.
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in the sense of confusion
disorderThe rebel leader seems to have escaped in the confusion.
in the sense of disarray
extreme untidinessHe found the room in disarray.
in the sense of disorder
a state of untidiness and disorganizationThe emergency room was in disorder.
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