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1. untidy

adjective. ['ənˈtaɪdi'] not neat and tidy.

Synonyms

  • sloppy
  • tousled
  • unkempt
  • slouchy
  • mussy
  • frowzy
  • unfastidious
  • ungroomed
  • dirty
  • blowzy
  • slatternly
  • rumpled
  • unclean
  • littered
  • disheveled
  • dishevelled
  • straggling
  • higgledy-piggledy
  • topsy-turvy
  • straggly
  • soiled
  • messy
  • hugger-mugger
  • scraggly
  • sluttish
  • sprawling
  • disorderly
  • frowzled
  • jumbled
  • frowsy
  • blowsy
  • slovenly
  • rambling

Antonyms

  • groomed
  • clean
  • tidy
  • dry

Etymology

  • tidy (English)
  • -y (English)
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Untidy

  • friday
  • freidy
  • weide
  • sidey
  • hidy
  • heidi

Sentences with untidy


1. Adjective
Replicas are not as carefully made, and they are more likely to have uneven stitches and untidy seaming.

2. Verb, base form
This could lead to untidy or even illegible handwriting that is impossible to decipher.

Quotes about untidy


1. [B]riefing is not reading. In fact it is the antithesis of reading. Briefing is terse, factual and to the point. Reading is untidy, discursive and perpetually inviting. Briefing closes down a subject, reading opens it up.
- Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

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