adj. (untidier, untidiest) not neat or orderly.
untidily adv. untidiness n.

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  • Untidy — Un*ti dy, a. 1. Unseasonable; untimely. [Obs.] Untidy tales. Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] 2. Not tidy or neat; slovenly. [1913 Webster] {Un*ti di*ly}, adv. {Un*ti di*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • untidy — index disordered, disorderly, lax, slipshod Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • untidy — early 13c., untimely, unseasonable, unsuitable, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + TIDY (Cf. tidy). Cf. W.Fris. ontidich, M.Du. ontidich, Du. ontijdig, O.H.G. unzitich, Ger. unzeitig, Norw. utidig untimely, unseasonable, unfavorable. Meaning …   Etymology dictionary

  • untidy — [adj] dirty, disorderly bedraggled, careless, chaotic, cluttered, disarranged, disarrayed, disheveled, dowdy*, frowzy*, in disorder, jumbled, littered, mess, messy, mixed up*, muddled, rumpled, slapdash*, slipshod*, sloppy, slovenly, snarled,… …   New thesaurus

  • untidy — ► ADJECTIVE (untidier, untidiest) 1) not arranged tidily. 2) not inclined to be neat. DERIVATIVES untidily adverb untidiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • untidy — [untī′dē] adj. untidier, untidiest [ME untydi] not tidy; not neat or in good order; slovenly; messy untidily adv. untidiness n …   English World dictionary

  • untidy — [[t]ʌnta͟ɪdi[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe something as untidy, you mean that it is not neat or well arranged. The place quickly became untidy. ...a thin man with untidy hair... Clothes were thrown in the luggage in an untidy heap. Ant: tidy …   English dictionary

  • untidy */ — UK [ʌnˈtaɪdɪ] / US adjective Word forms untidy : adjective untidy comparative untidier superlative untidiest a) an untidy place does not look nice because many things are in places where they should not be. The usual American word is messy The… …   English dictionary

  • untidy — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look, seem ▪ I m afraid the house is rather untidy. ▪ become, get ▪ I ve become more untidy since I stopped going out to work …   Collocations dictionary

  • untidy — adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. not neat ; slovenly < their untidy kitchen > b. not neat or orderly in habits or procedure < an untidy mind > 2. a. not neatly organized or carried out < an untidy ma …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • untidy — un|ti|dy [ʌnˈtaıdi] adj especially BrE 1.) not neat = ↑messy ▪ an untidy desk ▪ untidy hair ▪ Her clothes were in an untidy heap on the floor. 2.) someone who is untidy does not keep their house, possessions etc neat = ↑messy >untidily adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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