Definitions of messy

  1. dirty and disorderly; " a mussy fussy bedroom"; " a child's messy eating habits"
  2. Disorderly; soiled; botched.
  3. Messiness.

Quotes of messy

  1. Well, here's what I think. I mean, the people are saying, 'We don't want it,' and the Democrats are saying, 'We don't care. We're going to pass it anyway.' And so for the next three months, Washington will be consumed with the Democrats trying to jam this through in a very messy procedure an unpopular health care bill. – Lamar Alexander
  2. But transitions from the politics of violence to democratic compromise are always messy – Timothy Garton Ash
  3. When I was growing up, I always thought my hair was messy – Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  4. I like everything perfect. Everything has to be neat. My sister is 5, and she's more messy than I am. I make my bed every morning, everything's perfect. My shoes are all arranged. It's sad. I'm a little like Ray, a little bit. – Dakota Fanning
  5. In films murders are always very clean. I show how difficult it is and what a messy thing it is to kill a man. – Alfred Hitchcock
  6. I'm definitely a messy person... I know where everything is but I just can't organize. I don't make lists and find scripts on the laundry machine, and under my bed, or in the bathroom, kitchen. It's bad, I really need to take control. – Katie Holmes
  7. If we insist that public life be reserved for those whose personal history is pristine, we are not going to get paragons of virtue running our affairs. We will get the very rich, who contract out the messy things in life the very dull, who have nothing to hide and nothing to show and the very devious, expert at covering their tracks and ambitious enough to risk their discovery. – Charles Krauthammer
  8. In fact, things are moving along rather well in Iraq. Nothing is perfect, of course, and freedom is messy work. The cooperation of the three major interests in Iraq has been remarkable. – John Linder
  9. Family love is messy clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper. – P. J. O'Rourke
  10. Chemistry has been termed by the physicist as the messy part of physics, but that is no reason why the physicists should be permitted to make a mess of chemistry when they invade it. – Frederick Soddy
  11. I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill. It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying, and the consequences are serious. – Oliver Stone
  12. I'm at my best in a messy middle -of -the -road muddle. – Harold Wilson

Usage examples for messy

  1. " It was- messy she admitted softly. – Little Eve Edgarton by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  2. It- it was awfully messy I know, but- they say- it is such a good- and useful thing to do. – Prudence of the Parsonage by Ethel Hueston
  3. I don't mind what is done behind the schoolroom doors, but I will not- I cannot- permit messy lounging school- boys in my part of the house. – The Children of Wilton Chase by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  4. She looked at the messy slice of sour bread and threw it out to the speckled hen that had returned and was standing with one foot lifted tentatively- ready for a forward step if the fates seemed kind- and was regarding Billy Louise fixedly with one yellow eye. – The Ranch at the Wolverine by B. M. Bower
  5. It's got so bad, we call it Messy Row ourselves, when we're not thinking. – Mezzerow Loves Company by Floyd L. Wallace
  6. It's so messy sticky dough and dishes, and all that! – The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter
  7. Mezzerow could sound a little like Messy Row. – Mezzerow Loves Company by Floyd L. Wallace
  8. She can't stand messy manes! – My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
  9. They are picking strawberries and eating them off the plants- very nice, I daresay- but quite messy – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  10. 12 The incoming shift had a messy clean- up job to do. – Space Platform by Murray Leinster
  11. " I do hate messy dishes. – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  12. " Curly hair's messy looking," he observed after a considerable pause during which, evidently, his thoughts had remained centred on this pleasing theme. – Missy by Dana Gatlin
  13. I can't seem to see young Gillis doing a messy job like this was, or going to all that manual labor when he could have used something neat, like a pistol or a dagger." – Murder in the Gunroom by Henry Beam Piper
  14. Let's leave the dolls in the house- they'll get all messy besides the paint comes off if you get them a teeny bit wet. – Chicken Little Jane by Lily Munsell Ritchie
  15. We got fairly messy last winter after Christmas. – Molly Brown's Sophomore Days by Nell Speed
  16. Well, I hunted him up the other day, in a cheap, messy flat- house to the deuce and gone up Eighth avenue, got his story from him, and decided on a way of helping him out. – Shorty McCabe on the Job by Sewell Ford
  17. The sudden view of the sea from the messy pine- covered height directly above it where we picnic; the wonderful stretch of lonely shore with the forest to the water's edge; the coloured sails in the blue distance; the freshness, the brightness, the vastness- all is lost upon the picnickers, and made worse than indifferent to them, by the perpetual necessity they are under of fighting these horrid creatures. – Elizabeth and her German Garden by "Elizabeth", AKA Marie Annette Beauchamp
  18. " Hang it all, Mother," he objected, " it's such a messy day for planting bulbs!" – The Dark Tower by Phyllis Bottome
  19. Oh, yes, it's an appalling amount of struggle and fuss, there's all sorts of red tape, and the flowers are so messy answered the doctor's wife warningly, and this year will be worse than ever. – The Rich Mrs. Burgoyne by Kathleen Norris
  20. I don't believe Grandma would like it either, said Marjorie, with a sudden conviction; it is awful messy and it smells pretty strong. – Marjorie's Vacation by Carolyn Wells

Rhymes for messy