adjective, mess·i·er, mess·i·est.
Origin of messy
Examples from the Web for messy
If you think divorce between two people is messy and traumatic, imagine divorcing yourself.Why Singles Should Say ‘I Don’t’ to The Self-Marriage Movement|Tim Teeman|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But there is a messy middle territory between demonization and idealization.
THE NEW YORK TIMES/JILL ABRAMSON DISASTER: It was messy enough when, on May 14, New York Times Co.
In another, they sit smiling inside their Los Angeles apartment at a messy kitchen table.‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings|Melissa Leon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Their inevitable divorce was messy, bitter, and packed with bizarre occurrences.Borges Had A Genius For Literature But Not Love Or Much Else|Allen Barra|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My lod a messy, massa, I neber shoot anudder gun in all my born days.Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion|St. George Tucker
If John dreamed, it was of messy farmyards and draughty fields; but it is improbable that he dreamed at all.
And most of the provisions were too messy for a P.M. to manage with his fingers.Affinities and Other Stories|Mary Roberts Rinehard
Now she looked very plain and frowsy in a messy housedress, and her hair hung in untidy streamers.Whispering Walls|Mildred A. Wirt
He had a cheap little creature with him, dark haired in messy cerise.Outside Inn|Ethel M. Kelley