messy

messy(
meh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (untidy)
a. desordenado
After the party, the house was messy.Tras la fiesta, la casa estaba desordenada.
b. desarreglado
My hair is always messy after riding in a convertible.Mi cabello siempre está desarreglado después de andar en un descapotable.
c. desorganizado
I hate having a messy workstation.Odio tener un cubículo desorganizado.
2. (dirty)
a. sucio
He was so messy when he came in from outside she sent him straight to the bath.Estaba tan sucio cuando entró de afuera que ella lo mandó directamente al baño.
3. (difficult)
a. desagradable
Life is often messy. No one is perfect.La vida puede ser desagradable. Nadie es perfecto.
b. lioso
Taking bribes landed the politician in a messy situation.Aceptar sobornos embrolló al político en una situación liosa.
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messy
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (dirty)
a. sucio(a)
to be messyestar sucio(a)
2. (untidy; room)
a. desordenado(a)
3. (hair)
a. revuelto(a)
4. (appearance)
a. desastroso(a)
5. (handwriting)
a. malo(a)
6. (person)
a. desaliñado(a)
7. (unpleasantly complex)
a. lioso(a)
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messy [ˈmesɪ]
adjective
messier (comparative)messiest (superlative)
1 (creating mess) [+person] desordenado; [+animal, activity, job] sucio
he's such a messy eater lo deja todo perdido or lo ensucia todo cuando come
2 (dirty, untidy) [+place, room] desordenado; [+clothes] desarreglado; desordenado; [+hair] despeinado
"this is a messy piece of work," said the teacher —la presentación de este trabajo es un desastre —dijo el profesor; she was penalized for messy work la castigaron por presentar un trabajo sucio y descuidado
my handwriting is always messy
3 (confused and awkward) [+situation, divorce, relationship] turbio; turbulento; [+process, dispute] enrevesado; complicado
she is locked in a messy legal battle with her landlord está metida en un pleito muy enrevesado con su casero
John had been through a messy divorce
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