What is the opposite of neat?

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Adjective
Opposite of clean and tidy in appearance or character
“He arrives at our untidy, chaotic office and literally turns his nose up in distaste at the mess.”
Adjective
Opposite of dressed in a tidily stylish or presentable manner
“My son and his friends labeled me a cool but unfashionable coach, and I didn't know whether to receive that as a compliment or insult.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a simple, tidy and pleasing appearance
“All this is linked by a haunting soundscape of music and song delivered by disheveled musicians clad in dressing gowns.”
Adjective
Opposite of pure and free from impurities
“The program was aimed at protecting consumers and retailers against buying and stocking fraudulent and adulterated manuka honey products.”
Adjective
Opposite of generally good in quality or character
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“Overall, it was an untidy production of the Shakespearean play with a convoluted and complex twist.”
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Opposite of done with or demonstrating skill or efficiency
“He knew it would be a long road but Cameron was determined to help his son overcome his inept dribbling skills.”
Adjective
Opposite of petite or dainty in size or design
“The ride up the elevator would have been a silent one, but Roxy's dad decided to remark on her conspicuous piece of jewelry.”
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Opposite of showing cleverness, ingenuity or inventiveness
“She had just about enough of his unimaginative way of solving problems.”
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Opposite of perfectly clean, neat, or tidy
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Opposite of brief, concise, and to the point
Adjective
Opposite of deserving of the highest esteem or admiration
“This story is sordid and shameful, and everyone who was involved in producing it should be ashamed of themselves.”
Adjective
Opposite of being clear enough to be read, readable, particularly for handwriting
Adjective
Opposite of fluent and easy, often in an insincere or deceptive way
Adjective
Opposite of having all the necessary components or features neatly fitted into a small space
“Being an air-to-air heat exchanger, a sizable unit is required as a function of charge mass flow and desired exit air temperature.”
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by practicality or functionality
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