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The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy.
John Galsworthy

Meaning of "untidy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UNTIDY

untidy  [ʌnˈtaɪdɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UNTIDY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Untidy is a verb and can also act as an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb untidy in English.

WHAT DOES UNTIDY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of untidy in the English dictionary

The definition of untidy in the dictionary is not neat; slovenly. Other definition of untidy is to make untidy.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO UNTIDY

PRESENT

Present
I untidy
you untidy
he/she/it untidies
we untidy
you untidy
they untidy
Present continuous
I am untidying
you are untidying
he/she/it is untidying
we are untidying
you are untidying
they are untidying
Present perfect
I have untidied
you have untidied
he/she/it has untidied
we have untidied
you have untidied
they have untidied
Present perfect continuous
I have been untidying
you have been untidying
he/she/it has been untidying
we have been untidying
you have been untidying
they have been untidying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I untidied
you untidied
he/she/it untidied
we untidied
you untidied
they untidied
Past continuous
I was untidying
you were untidying
he/she/it was untidying
we were untidying
you were untidying
they were untidying
Past perfect
I had untidied
you had untidied
he/she/it had untidied
we had untidied
you had untidied
they had untidied
Past perfect continuous
I had been untidying
you had been untidying
he/she/it had been untidying
we had been untidying
you had been untidying
they had been untidying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will untidy
you will untidy
he/she/it will untidy
we will untidy
you will untidy
they will untidy
Future continuous
I will be untidying
you will be untidying
he/she/it will be untidying
we will be untidying
you will be untidying
they will be untidying
Future perfect
I will have untidied
you will have untidied
he/she/it will have untidied
we will have untidied
you will have untidied
they will have untidied
Future perfect continuous
I will have been untidying
you will have been untidying
he/she/it will have been untidying
we will have been untidying
you will have been untidying
they will have been untidying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would untidy
you would untidy
he/she/it would untidy
we would untidy
you would untidy
they would untidy
Conditional continuous
I would be untidying
you would be untidying
he/she/it would be untidying
we would be untidying
you would be untidying
they would be untidying
Conditional perfect
I would have untidy
you would have untidy
he/she/it would have untidy
we would have untidy
you would have untidy
they would have untidy
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been untidying
you would have been untidying
he/she/it would have been untidying
we would have been untidying
you would have been untidying
they would have been untidying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you untidy
we let´s untidy
you untidy
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to untidy
Past participle
untidied
Present Participle
untidying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UNTIDY


Adie
ˈeɪdɪ
bridie
ˈbraɪdɪ
cedi
ˈseɪdɪ
comedy
ˈkɒmɪdɪ
diddy
ˈdɪdɪ
didy
ˈdaɪdɪ
Friday
ˈfraɪdɪ
giddy
ˈɡɪdɪ
Kennedy
ˈkɛnɪdɪ
kiddie
ˈkɪdɪ
kiddy
ˈkɪdɪ
lady
ˈleɪdɪ
midi
ˈmɪdɪ
remedy
ˈrɛmɪdɪ
shady
ˈʃeɪdɪ
snidey
ˈsnaɪdɪ
subsidy
ˈsʌbsɪdɪ
tidy
ˈtaɪdɪ
tragedy
ˈtrædʒɪdɪ
vide
ˈvaɪdɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UNTIDY

untidied
untidier
untidies
untidiest
untidily
untidiness
untie
until
until one is blue in the face
untile
untillable
untilled
untilted
untimbered
untimed
untimeliness
untimely
untimeously
untinctured
untinged

WORDS THAT END LIKE UNTIDY

acidy
allopolyploidy
amphiploidy
aneuploidy
autopolyploidy
bang tidy
diploidy
euploidy
food subsidy
haploidy
hyperploidy
hypodiploidy
octaploidy
pentaploidy
perfidy
polyploidy
sink tidy
tabloidy
tetraploidy
triploidy

Synonyms and antonyms of untidy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UNTIDY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «untidy» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of untidy

Translation of «untidy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UNTIDY

Find out the translation of untidy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of untidy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «untidy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

不整洁的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

desordenado
570 millions of speakers

English

untidy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गन्दा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غَيْرُ مُرَتَّب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

неаккуратный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

desarrumado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অপরিচ্ছন্ন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

désordonné
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidak kemas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unordentlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

だらしのない
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

단정치 못한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Untidy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không gọn gàng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அசுத்தமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अस्पष्ट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Düzensiz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

disordinato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nieporządny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

неохайний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dezordonat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ατημέλητος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

slordig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ovårdad
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

uryddig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of untidy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UNTIDY»

The term «untidy» is regularly used and occupies the 70.050 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UNTIDY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about untidy

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9 QUOTES WITH «UNTIDY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word untidy.
1
Margery Allingham
He did not arrive at this conclusion by the decent process of quiet, logical deduction, nor yet by the blinding flash of glorious intuition, but by the shoddy, untidy process halfway between the two by which one usually gets to know things.
2
John Galsworthy
The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy.
3
Joanne Harris
I'm quite an untidy person in a lot of ways. But order makes me happy. I have to have a clear desk and a tidy desktop, with as few visual distractions as possible. I don't mind sound distractions, but visual ones freak me out.
4
Kim Jong Il
A film with an untidy plot cannot grip the audience and define their emotional response.
5
Mindy Kaling
I'm not married, I frequently use my debit card to buy things that cost less than three dollars, and my bedroom is so untidy it looks like vandals ransacked the Anthropologie sale section. I'm kind of a mess.
6
Alison Moyet
The thing with me is, I'm both untidy and I hate mess. But I'm not untidy in communal spaces, like living rooms. My bedroom is havoc.
7
Gary Ross
I mean, what is racism? Racism is a projection of our own fears onto another person. What is sexism? It's our own vulnerability about our potency and masculinity projected as our need to subjugate another person, you know? Fascism, the same thing: People are trying to untidy our state, so I legislate as a way of controlling my environment.
8
Olesya Rulin
I'm a little untidy, and my favorite color is gray, and I'm always scurrying around in a panic.
9
Simon Van Booy
As a single parent, I had become tyrannical in order to survive, and anything I couldn't control caused me enormous anxiety. As a naturally untidy, disorganised man who never made lists or kept receipts, morphing into someone who could take care of a toddler on his own may have caused me to overcompensate a little.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UNTIDY»

Discover the use of untidy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to untidy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Untidy Origins: A Story of Woman's Rights in Antebellum New York
Untidy Origins: A Story of Woman's Rights in Antebellum New York
Lori D. Ginzberg, 2005
2
The Untidy Pilgrim
In this novel Walter eschews the "gloom and doom" southern literary tradition established by Faulkner, Capote, and McCullers to illuminate the joyous quirkiness of human existence.
Eugene Walter, 2001
3
Untidy Gender: Domestic Service in Turkey
Interviews with Turkish maids yield surprising facts about class and gender roles.
Gul Ozyegin, 2010
4
Untidy: The Blogs on Rumsfeld
This book tells the story of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld through the eyes of his blogging critics.
Tom Sumner, 2005
5
An Untidy Career: Conversations with George Hall
Lolly Susi. Copeau was very much a force in the French theatre during the early part of the 20th century. He had been disillusioned by what was on offer in Paris —mostly either empty boulevard comedies done with great panache and skill but  ...
Lolly Susi, 2010
6
Untidy Little Hedgehog
Story of a little hedgehog for juveniles.
Molly Brett, 1966
7
Milly, Molly and Heidi Untidy
Milly and Molly's friend Heidi Untidy learns the value of tidiness when she loses her favourite book in her messy bedroom. Includes teaching guide. Suggested level: junior.
Gill Pittar, Cris Morrell, 2004
8
The untidy house of Mrs Tittlemouse: a tiny tale
An utterly charming, humorous retelling of The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse accompanied by the fresh artwork style of Naturally Better. Mrs.
‎2010
9
An Untidy Career: Conversations With George Hall
Lolly Susi's interviews with the actor and teacher George Hall is a unique insight into the mind of one of the greatest theatrical authorities. This book is full of revealing thoughts regarding the theater and acting industries.
Lolly Susi, 2010
10
A Gaelic Dictionary in Two Parts. To which is Prefixed a New ...
A raft; a float; atrail; a trailing burden ; a drag; a sledge; a term of contempt for a lazy, untidy person ; raurder. Ir. slaod. It. slitta, a sledge. Dan. slaed. Eng. sied. Slaod, v. a. Drag, trail, pull, draw; walk with a trailing gait. Prêt. a. shlaod, draggcd ; ...
Robert Archibald Armstrong, 1825

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UNTIDY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term untidy is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Man sent to jail for slapping wife, son due to untidy house
KUALA LUMPUR: An unemployed man was sentenced to a total of three months' jail by the Magistrate's Court here today for causing hurt on his wife and son. «The Sun Daily, Jul 15»
2
Luke Donald in contention at the Open despite untidy start and finish …
Luke Donald was left to rue a poor start and finish to his second round at the 144th Open, but he was happy to be in contention heading into the weekend. «SkySports, Jul 15»
3
Ben Shephard labels his untidy Good Morning Britain co-stars the …
BEN SHEPHARD jokingly compared his Good Morning Britain co-hosts to the three witches in Macbeth, during an appearance on Loose Women today. «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
There's Something You Should Know About People With Untidy Desks
Even Albert Einstein and Roald Dahl were known to have super untidy desks. Professor Abrahamson says, “mess isn't necessarily the absence of order. «FoxFM, Jul 15»
5
Sam's story headed toward untidy end
Michael Sam's signing with the Montreal Alouettes was greeted with much fanfare, but before he even played in a preseason game, the former Missouri ... «Columbia Daily Tribune, Jun 15»
6
Lost Schools: An untidy ending for Corwith-Wesley
CORWITH, Ia. – The school district here dismissed class for the final time on May 29, an emotional end that brought anything but closure to this tight-knit ... «DesMoinesRegister.com, Jun 15»
7
Why so untidy?
JUST like to point out to the Town Council why is it that this side of Evesham, Bengeworth area, has to look so untidy. For example, Castle Street waste ground ... «Cotswold Journal, Jun 15»
8
Michael Clarke picks top-five cricketers; names Ricky Ponting as the …
Michael Clarke picks top-five cricketers; names Ricky Ponting as the most untidy team-mate. Michael Clarke names top five cricketers he has played with or ... «The Indian Express, Jun 15»
9
Shivnarine Chanderpaul Axing 'Untidy and Distasteful': West Indies …
Kingston: West Indies Players' Association (WIPA) has slammed Shivnarine Chanderpaul's sacking as "untidy and distasteful" and says it will continue to ... «NDTVSports.com, May 15»
10
Chanderpaul's dismissal was untidy and distasteful — WIPA
“WIPA believes the process of omitting Mr Chanderpaul was untidy and distasteful. We will continue to have dialogue with the West Indies Cricket Board with the ... «Jamaica Observer, May 15»

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