untidy
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untidy(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (messy)
a. desordenado
This room is so untidy; it's a wonder you can ever find anything.Este cuarto está tan desordenado que es un milagro que encuentres algo.
b. descuidado
He was regularly punished for his untidy schoolwork.Lo castigaban con frecuencia por lo descuidadas que estaban sus tareas.
c. desprolijo
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
Being a perfectionist, she detests an untidy job.Por ser una perfeccionista, no soporta un trabajo desprolijo.
2. (unkempt)
a. descuidado
She could no longer manage the garden, and it had become untidy.Ya no podía hacerse cargo del jardín, así que estaba descuidado.
b. desaliñado
With his loose tie and frayed shirt cuffs, he always looked untidy.Con la corbata sin anudar y los puños de la camisa raídos, siempre tenía un aspecto desaliñado.
c. desarreglado
Wearing your hair loose makes you look untidy.El pelo suelto te da un aspecto desarreglado.
d. desprolijo
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
A man with an untidy air about him asked me if I had a cigarette.Un hombre de aspecto desprolijo me preguntó si tenía un cigarrillo.
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untidy
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (person, place)
a. desordenado(a)
to be untidyestar desordenado(a)
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untidy [ʌnˈtaɪdɪ]
adjective
untidier (comparative)untidiest (superlative)
1 [+room, desk, heap, person] desordenado; [+garden] descuidado; [+appearance] desaliñado; descuidado; [+clothes] desarreglado; [+hair] despeinado; [+work, writing] poco metódico; descuidado
his clothes lay in an untidy heap clothes were thrown on the floor in an untidy heap The papers lay in an untidy pile on the desk the desk was covered with an untidy litter of papers The window looked out over the untidy back garden the place quickly became untidy she's a very untidy person His uniform was crumpled, untidy, splashed with mud pages covered with tightly packed, untidy writing, lines scrawled crosswise
2
the film has an untidy ending la película tiene un final poco coherente; an untidy mind una mente poco metódica
the vexing problems of an untidy post-war world A CLUTTERED desk piled high with papers is not necessarily the sign of an untidy mind Smith was one of the few England players to emerge with any real credit in an untidy match divorce can be an untidy process it was an untidy match
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