messiness messiness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a state of confusion and disorderliness
  2. (n) the trait of being untidy and messy

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. And we never have to see the cases go through the messiness of a trial.
  2. But because they are also passionately devoted to realism, what could have been a preachy TV editorial is instead a story of real people in all their unpredictable messiness.
  3. And a whopping messiness--a mess of unprecedented proportions--did indeed result.

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    "Switched at Birth" (8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on FAM) Toby and Nikki's relationship is strained by work and wedding planning, so Bay tries to help Toby find a release by booking a gig for his band. Meanwhile, Regina and Bay's messiness irks Angelo; and Jace introduces Daphne to a new adventure.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Quotes

  1. "Anything worth anything is a beast. The thing I don't understand is looking at this as a failure. It's talked about like it failed, I guess because it wasn't flawless," Pitt said. "Me, I embrace the messiness of life. I find it so beautiful,...
    on May 16, 2005 By: Brad Pitt Source: CBS News

  2. Nicholas Lemann writes that the conspiracy theorist "mistakenly empowers particular, and evil, forces with the ability to determine the course of events, and it misses the messiness and contingency with which life actually unfolds."
    on Oct 11, 2006 By: Nicholas Lemann Source: Slate

  3. "Traditionally, fight scenes are all very choreographed beat by beat," says Dorff. "But, Ric wanted the messiness. We mapped out all the scenes, but the moves happened spontaneously. It was very frenetic."
    on Jul 19, 2008 By: Stephen Dorff Source: Hollywood Today Newsmagazine

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