[ UK /mˈɛsi/ ]
[ US /ˈmɛsi/ ]
  1. dirty and disorderly
    a mussy fussy bedroom
    a child's messy eating habits
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How To Use messy In A Sentence

  • He pulled the hood of his sweatshirt over his head, messing his already messy black hair.
  • I am three and a half and I get fed up when I go for walks with my Mummy because the pavements are always so messy because of dog poo.
  • The batwing sleeves and column shape flattered, but her messy hair and heavy make-up could have been more refined. The Sun
  • Combined with customers who would steer clear of Detroit brands because of uncertainty surrounding maintenance warranties, a messy bankruptcy could have have kicked off a vicious downward spiral that could have ended in liquidation and enormous job losses. Wonk Room » If We Had Let GM Go Bankrupt Last November, We Could Have Lost Another Million Jobs
  • His brown hair was cut short and messy, and a pair of horn-rimmed glasses balanced on his nose.
  • Otherwise Arsenal will face a messy backlog of games. The Sun
  • Oreck next maintained that many of its challenged statements were nonactionable puffery: (1) the Dyson is “bulky”; (2) the Oreck vacuum emits “no puff” of dust when it is emptied; (3) the Dyson bin emptying process is “messy” and the Dyson filter is “not sanitary” and a “dirty little secret”; and (4) the XL Ultra 4120 weighs “only nine pounds,” while the weight of the DC14 is “backbreaking.” Archive 2009-03-01
  • It was a pity he would have her blood on his hands - if someone tried to connect her untimely death to him, it would be a messy situation indeed.
  • Come to find out, things have been decidedly messy in Marti's household. A ghost story for your monday morning
  • It's all rather messy in lots of ways.
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