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1. mess

noun. ['ˈmɛs'] a state of confusion and disorderliness.

Synonyms

  • disorderliness
  • messiness
  • mussiness
  • disorder

Antonyms

  • order
  • ease
  • easy
  • effortlessness

Etymology

  • mes (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Mess

  • transgress
  • nevertheless
  • stds
  • nonetheless
  • l'express
  • dispossess
  • convalesce
  • tcas
  • simplesse
  • repossess
  • reinvests
  • progress
  • kjos
  • hces
  • express'
  • express
  • distress
  • compress
  • cmos
  • adss
  • abts
  • uys
  • uss
  • undress
  • suppress
  • suggests
  • success
  • requests
  • repress
  • regress

Example sentences of the word mess


1. Noun, singular or mass
The craft has less of the mess of making a real pizza with all of the fun.

2. Verb, base form
Allergic reactions to tarantula bites do occur, and it is not wise to mess with one.

Quotes containing the word mess


1. Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.
- Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones

2. Life is difficult for everyone; everyone has bad days. Everyone has trouble in their life, because it doesn't matter how rich you are: Sickness and trouble and worry and love, these things will mess with you at every level of life.
- Domhnall Gleeson

3. Life is difficult for everyone; everyone has bad days. Everyone has trouble in their life, because it doesn't matter how rich you are: Sickness and trouble and worry and love, these things will mess with you at every level of life.
- Domhnall Gleeson

2. mess-up

noun. something badly botched or muddled.

Synonyms

  • cockup
  • fault
  • error
  • balls-up
  • ballup

Antonyms

  • perfection
  • absolve
  • merit
  • worthlessness

3. mess

noun. ['ˈmɛs'] a (large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax.

Synonyms

  • mess hall
  • training table
  • dining-room
  • officer's mess

Antonyms

  • distributive
  • disarrange
  • natural depression
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • mes (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. mess

noun. ['ˈmɛs'] a meal eaten in a mess hall by service personnel.

Synonyms

  • meal

Antonyms

  • scarcity
  • empty

Etymology

  • mes (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. mess

noun. ['ˈmɛs'] soft semiliquid food.

Synonyms

  • victuals
  • alimentation
  • nutrition
  • sustenance
  • nutriment
  • nourishment

Antonyms

  • disorganise
  • disorganize
  • refrain
  • take

Etymology

  • mes (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. mess

noun. ['ˈmɛs'] informal terms for a difficult situation.

Synonyms

  • difficulty
  • fix
  • muddle
  • dog's breakfast
  • jam
  • pickle
  • kettle of fish
  • dog's dinner

Antonyms

  • unite
  • cheer
  • euphemism
  • natural elevation

Etymology

  • mes (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. mess

noun. ['ˈmɛs'] (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent.

Synonyms

  • haymow
  • great deal
  • slew
  • passel
  • mass
  • muckle
  • stack
  • mountain
  • flock
  • wad
  • large indefinite amount
  • plenty
  • large indefinite quantity
  • tidy sum
  • deluge
  • mint
  • quite a little
  • batch
  • deal
  • flood
  • pot
  • mickle
  • raft
  • good deal
  • spate
  • lot
  • peck
  • hatful
  • inundation
  • torrent
  • heap
  • pile

Antonyms

  • good fortune
  • bad luck
  • misfortune
  • good luck

Etymology

  • mes (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. mess

verb. ['ˈmɛs'] eat in a mess hall.

Antonyms

  • untie

Etymology

  • mes (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. mess

verb. ['ˈmɛs'] make a mess of or create disorder in.

Synonyms

  • disorder
  • disarray

Antonyms

  • unwire
  • unlock
  • unpin

Etymology

  • mes (Middle English (1100-1500))
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