1. a state of confusion and disorderliness

the house was a mess


she smoothed the mussiness of the bed

Syn: ↑mess, ↑muss, ↑mussiness
Derivationally related forms: ↑mussy (for: ↑mussiness), ↑mussy (for: ↑muss), ↑muss (for: ↑muss), ↑messy, ↑messy (for: ↑mess), ↑mess (for: ↑mess)
Hypernyms: ↑disorderliness, ↑disorder
2. the trait of being untidy and messy
Syn: ↑untidiness
Ant: ↑tidiness (for: ↑untidiness)
Derivationally related forms: ↑messy, ↑untidy (for: ↑untidiness)
Hypernyms: ↑uncleanliness
Hyponyms: ↑disarray, ↑disorderliness

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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