Definition of Messiness

1. Noun. A state of confusion and disorderliness. "She smoothed the mussiness of the bed"

Exact synonyms: Mess, Muss, Mussiness
Generic synonyms: Disorder, Disorderliness
Derivative terms: Mess, Messy, Messy, Muss, Mussy, Mussy



2. Noun. The trait of being untidy and messy.
Exact synonyms: Untidiness
Generic synonyms: Uncleanliness
Specialized synonyms: Disarray, Disorderliness
Derivative terms: Messy, Untidy
Antonyms: Tidiness

Definition of Messiness

1. Noun. The property of being messy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Messiness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Messiness

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messiahlike
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messiahship
messiahships
messianic
messianically
messianism
messianisms
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messily
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mestanolone
mestee
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mestenediol

Literary usage of Messiness

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1. Your Child from One to Six by Richard H. Granger, M.D. (1995)
"If parents find that the children's messiness interferes with their own ... This may increase the messiness for a time, but children encouraged in this way ..."

2. There's Room for Me Here: Literacy Workshop in the Middle School by Janet Allen, Kyle Gonzalez (1998)
"This structure (and it does take organization to have so many things going on at once) allows for some of the messiness that comes with real learning. ..."

3. Back of the Front in France: Letters from Amy Owen Bradley, Motor Driver of by Amy Owen Bradley (1918)
"Then followed a dissertation on the general "messiness" of France, putting their barns and their houses "plumb together" so you didn't know which was which. ..."

4. The Long Game: How Regulators and Companies Can Both Win by Paul Skidmore, Jake Chapman, Paul Miller (2003)
"At the heart of this confusion lies the growing ‘messiness' of regulatory problems, a messiness rooted in the underlying complexity of the social and ..."

5. Instigations of Ezra Pound: Together with an Essay on the Chinese Written by Ezra Pound, Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (1920)
"We may admit that there is a greater robustezza in Balzac's messiness, simply because he is perpetually concerned, inaccurately, with the factor of money, ..."

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