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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 untidinesses

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 untidinesses

untidy

adj.

early 13c., "untimely, unseasonable, unsuitable," from un- (1) "not" + tidy (adj.). Cf. West Frisian ontidich, Middle Dutch ontidich, Dutch ontijdig, Old High German unzitich, German unzeitig, Norwegian utidig "untimely, unseasonable, unfavorable." Meaning "poorly cared for, not neat" is recorded from mid-14c.

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