adjective, un·ti·di·er, un·ti·di·est.
verb (used with object), un·ti·died, un·ti·dy·ing.
Origin of untidy
Examples from the Web for untidy
There are a lot of Blackwing pencils, old emails, and untidy heaps of books on the desk.How I Write Family Edition: Emma Straub & Peter Straub|Noah Charney|August 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This video shows just how untidy one room became in a matter of seconds, with a fallen stuffed animal and shelf art on the floor.
He succeeded thanks to his ear for dialogue, patient plotting, and what Thomson calls a "genuine feeling for untidy people."
She was a woman of about forty-five; fat, unfair (in the physical sense), and untidy.The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories|Arnold Bennett
Then she saw a child--an untidy, thin-faced little girl of about ten, who must have strayed in from the adjoining flat.A Diversity of Creatures|Rudyard Kipling
A soiled bonnet cap, untidy strings, or torn gloves and collar will utterly spoil the prettiest costume.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
He shook his untidy head, yet secretly pleased with his wife's remark that people don't see the obvious.The Promise of Air|Algernon Blackwood
A fortune in pelts was carelessly dragging in their untidy baggage.Strange Stories of the Great River|Abbie Johnston Grosvenor
adjective -dier or -diest
verb -dies, -dying or -died
early 13c., "untimely, unseasonable, unsuitable," from un- (1) "not" + tidy (adj.). Cf. West Frisian ontidich, Middle Dutch ontidich, Dutch ontijdig, Old High German unzitich, German unzeitig, Norwegian utidig "untimely, unseasonable, unfavorable." Meaning "poorly cared for, not neat" is recorded from mid-14c.