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1‘Fran smoothed her untidy hair’
scruffy, tousled, dishevelled, unkempt, messy, disordered, disarranged, messed up, rumpled, bedraggled, uncombed, ungroomed, straggly, ruffled, tangled, matted, windblown, wild
frowzy, dirty, sleazy, seedy, slovenly, slatternly, sloppy
informal ratty, mussed up, slobbish, slobby
North American informal raggedy, schlumpy, raunchy
2‘the place was dreadfully untidy’
disordered, messy, in a mess, disorderly, disorganized, in disorder, in confusion, confused, cluttered, in a clutter, mixed up, in a muddle, muddled, in a jumble, jumbled, in chaos, chaotic, haywire, topsy-turvy, in disarray, awry, askew, upside down, upset, disrupted, at sixes and sevens
informal higgledy-piggledy, every which way
British informal shambolic, like a dog's breakfast, like a dog's dinner
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