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11 / 03 / 2005

UNTIDY or MESSY: meaning and examples

Good morning. Yesterday we looked at the adjectives tidy and neat. They mean: to be in the correct place; to be organized properly; to be arranged in a nice way. Today we look at two adjectives with the opposite meaning. Today's words are: untidy or messy (adjectives) They mean: NOT neat or tidy; things are in the wrong place or not organized properly or not arranged in a nice way. Example 1: My desk is always very untidy, but I know where everything is. Example 2: Your hair is awfully messy. It must be very windy today? Example 3: I could never live with an untidy person. I can't stand it when my house is messy. Messy can also be used as a noun: a mess. A mess refers to: a place that is untidy or messy. Example 4: Your parents are coming in an hour and the house is a mess! Please help me clean up. If you have any questions about this word, please don't hesitate to contact me. Have a nice day and an excellent weekend!


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