messy

[mes-ee]
adjective, messier, messiest.
1.
characterized by a dirty, untidy, or disordered condition: a messy room.
2.
causing a mess: a messy recipe; messy work.
3.
embarrassing, difficult, or unpleasant: a messy political situation.
4.
characterized by moral or psychological confusion.

Origin:
1835–45; mess + -y1

messiness, noun
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messy (ˈmɛsɪ)
 
adj , messier, messiest
dirty, confused, or untidy
 
'messily
 
adv
 
'messiness
 
n

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messy
"untidy," 1843, from mess + -y (2).
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Example sentences
Such fibers are both light-colored and messy, and so towhead can refer to
  someone with light or messy hair.
Mixing from the repeated use of the fire pit may or may not explain the messy
  order.
In other words, the truism that more information is always better proved untrue
  when life got a little messy.
And often, the only way to do it is to get messy ourselves.
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