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untidy

[uhn-tahy-dee] /ʌnˈtaɪ di/
adjective, untidier, untidiest.
1.
not tidy or neat; slovenly; disordered:
an untidy room; an untidy person.
2.
not well-organized or carried out:
an untidy plan.
verb (used with object), untidied, untidying.
3.
to mess up; disorder; disarrange:
The guests untidied the room.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English; see un-1, tidy
Related forms
untidily, adverb
untidiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for un tidinesses

untidy

/ʌnˈtaɪdɪ/
adjective -dier, -diest
1.
not neat; slovenly
verb -dies, -dying, -died
2.
(transitive) to make untidy
Derived Forms
untidily, adverb
untidiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for un tidinesses
untidy
early 13c., "untimely, unseasonable, unsuitable," from un- (1) "not" + tidy. Cf. W.Fris. ontidich, M.Du. ontidich, Du. ontijdig, O.H.G. unzitich, Ger. unzeitig, Norw. utidig "untimely, unseasonable, unfavorable." Meaning "poorly cared for, not neat" is recorded from mid-14c.
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