[ uhn-tahy-dee ]
/ ʌnˈtaɪ di /
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adjective, un·ti·di·er, un·ti·di·est.
not tidy or neat; slovenly; disordered: an untidy room; an untidy person.
not well-organized or carried out: an untidy plan.
verb (used with object), un·ti·died, un·ti·dy·ing.
to mess up; disorder; disarrange: The guests untidied the room.
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OTHER WORDS FROM untidyun·ti·di·ly, adverbun·ti·di·ness, noun
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How to use untidy in a sentence
His hair straggled untidily over his forehead, and there was a gleam in his eyes that was not all reflection from the fire.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
This was a young man of anmic aspect, with fair hair that lay rather untidily across a high, narrow forehead.Mrs. Vanderstein's jewels|Mrs. Charles Bryce
Her hair strayed untidily about her face and unfathomable scorn looked out of her snapping black eyes.The Camerons of Highboro|Beth B. Gilchrist
She was a quiet, rather sullen girl, and she dressed badlyalmost untidily.Winona of the Camp Fire|Margaret Widdemer
They are written very unevenly and untidily, with very few erasures, but at times incoherently and with gaps.The Dark Forest|Hugh Walpole
British Dictionary definitions for untidy
/ (ʌnˈtaɪdɪ) /
adjective -dier or -diest
not neat; slovenly
verb -dies, -dying or -died
(tr) to make untidy
Derived forms of untidyuntidily, adverbuntidiness, noun
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