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Adjective
In a mess or a state of disorder
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“Benny sure could use some help tidying up his messy room.”
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Complex in a disorderly way
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“I had to go through the messy process of applying for a visa.”
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Indicative of spite or conflict
“Stuck in the middle of a messy legal battle for custody, Jamie is torn between his love for both his parents.”
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Not properly groomed
“In a rush, Rosie raced out the door with messy hair and untidy clothing.”
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Dirty or grimy
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“There were messy and greasy stains all over the kitchen stove.”
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Marked by a likelihood to threaten the safety of a person or persons
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Produced or carried out hastily
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Having been written in a rapid and sloppy manner
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Displeasing to one's senses
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Spread
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Excessively decorated
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Erratic or out of control
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Shabby and squalid
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Causing difficulty or annoyance
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Resulting in or from disaster
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Filled with or smelling of smoke
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Characterized by causing hardships or problems
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