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[mes-ee] /ˈmɛs i/

adjective, messier, messiest.
characterized by a dirty, untidy, or disordered condition:
a messy room.
causing a :
a messy recipe; messy work.
embarrassing, difficult, or unpleasant:
a messy political situation.
characterized by moral or psychological confusion.
adjective messier, messiest
dirty, confused, or untidy

1843, “untidy,” from mess (n.) + -y (2). Figurative use (“unethical”) by 1924. Related: Messily; messiness.



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