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messy

adjective
     
mess‧y S3 comparative messier, superlative messiest
1 dirty or untidy:
a messy room
Sorry the place is so messy, I haven't had time to clear up.
2 informal a messy situation is complicated and unpleasant to deal with:
He's just been through a particularly messy divorce.
3 making someone or something dirty or untidy:
messy jobs like plumbing, plastering, and tiling
messily adverb
messiness noun [uncountable]

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