Synonyms of messy in English:

messy


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adjective

1‘messy oil spills and grease marks’

SYNONYMS

dirty, filthy, grubby, soiled, grimy, begrimed

mucky, muddy, slimy, sticky, sullied, spotted, stained, smeared, smudged, tarnished

dishevelled, blowsy, scruffy, rumpled, matted, unkempt, tousled, bedraggled, tangled, slapdash, slovenly

informal yucky

British informal gungy

ANTONYMS

clean

2‘a messy kitchen’

SYNONYMS

disorderly, disordered, muddled, in a muddle, chaotic, confused, disorganized, in disarray, in turmoil, disarranged

untidy, cluttered, littered, in a jumble, jumbled

informal like a bomb's hit it

British informal shambolic

ANTONYMS

tidy, orderly

3‘a messy legal battle’

SYNONYMS

chaotic, convoluted, complex, intricate, tangled, tortuous, confused, confusing, difficult

unpleasant, nasty, bitter, acrimonious, spiteful

ANTONYMS

straightforward, amicable