top´sy-tur´vi|ness

top´sy-tur´vi|ness
top|sy-tur|vy «TOP see TUR vee», adverb, adjective, noun, plural -vies.
–adv. adjective.
1. upside down.
2. Figurative. in confusion or disorder: »

A lively child is a godsend, even if she turns the whole house topsy-turvy (Harriet Beecher Stowe).

–n.
[earlier topsi-tervy, probably ultimately < top1 + obsolete terve overturn, related to Old English tearflian roll over]
top´sy-tur´vi|ly, adverb.
top´sy-tur´vi|ness, noun.

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  • top´sy-tur´vi|ly — top|sy tur|vy «TOP see TUR vee», adverb, adjective, noun, plural vies. –adv. adjective. 1. upside down. 2. Figurative. in confusion or disorder: »A lively child is a godsend, even if she turns the whole house topsy turvy (Harriet Beecher Stowe).… …   Useful english dictionary

  • top|sy-tur|vy — «TOP see TUR vee», adverb, adjective, noun, plural vies. –adv. adjective. 1. upside down. 2. Figurative. in confusion or disorder: »A lively child is a godsend, even if she turns the whole house topsy turvy (Harriet Beecher Stowe). –n. confusion; …   Useful english dictionary

  • ness — ness·ber·ry; ness·ler·iza·tion; ness·ler·ize; ness·ler s; new·fan·gled·ness; new·ness; news·i·ness; nice·ness; nig·gard·li·ness; nig·gard·ness; nigh·ness; nip·pi·ness; no·ble·ness; nois·i·ness; non·cha·lant·ness; north·er·li·ness; north·ness;… …   English syllables

  • TOP — TOP; top; top·flight·er; top·ful; top·i·cal·i·ty; top·i·nam·bour; top·i·nish; top·less; top·lin·er; top·loft·ical; top·loft·i·ly; top·loft·i·ness; top·man; top·mast; top·most; top·most·ly; top·notch·er; top·og·no·sia; top·onym; top·onym·ic;… …   English syllables

  • sy-tur — top·sy tur·vi·ly; top·sy tur·vi·ness; top·sy tur·vy·dom; top·sy tur·vy; top·sy tur·vey; …   English syllables

  • topsy-turviness — top·sy tur·vi·ness …   English syllables

  • topsy-turvy — top•sy tur•vy [[t]ˈtɒp siˈtɜr vi[/t]] adv. adj. n. pl. vies 1) with the top where the bottom should be; upside down 2) in or into a state of confusion or disorder 3) turned upside down; inverted; reversed 4) confused or disorderly 5) inversion of …   From formal English to slang

  • vi — ab·bre·vi·a·tion; ab·bre·vi·a·tor; ab·bre·vi·a·ture; ab·sol·vi·tor; al·le·vi·ant; al·le·vi·ate; al·le·vi·a·tion; al·le·vi·a·tive; al·le·vi·a·tor; al·lu·vi·ate; al·lu·vi·a·tion; al·lu·vi·on; al·lu·vi·ous; al·lu·vi·um; an·ti·vi·rot·ic;… …   English syllables

  • dom — dom·beya; dom·dan·iel; dom·er; dom·ic; dom·i·cil·able; dom·i·cil·i·ate; dom·i·nance; dom·i·nant·ly; dom·i·nate; dom·i·nat·ing·ly; dom·i·nation; dom·i·na·tive; dom·i·na·tor; dom·i·neck; dom·i·neer·ing·ly; dom·i·neer·ing·ness; dom·i·ni·ca;… …   English syllables

  • a — acar·a·pis; ac·a·ri·a·sis; ac·a·ri·a·sis; ac·a·ri·na; ac·a·ri·nar·i·um; ac·a·rine; ac·a·ri·nol·o·gy; ac·a·ri·no·sis; ac·a·ro·ce·cid·i·um; ac·a·roid; ac·a·rol·o·gist; ac·a·rol·o·gy; ac·a·ro·pho·bia; ac·a·rus; acat·a·lep·sy; acat·a·lex·is;… …   English syllables

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