mussiness
noun see mussy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • mussiness — noun a state of confusion and disorderliness the house was a mess she smoothed the mussiness of the bed • Syn: ↑mess, ↑messiness, ↑muss • Derivationally related forms: ↑mussy, ↑mussy …   Useful english dictionary

  • mussiness — See mussily. * * * …   Universalium

  • mussiness — mÊŒsɪnɪs n. disorderliness, messiness, condition of being untidy; confusedness (Informal) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mussiness — muss·i·ness …   English syllables

  • messiness — noun 1. a state of confusion and disorderliness the house was a mess she smoothed the mussiness of the bed • Syn: ↑mess, ↑muss, ↑mussiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑mussy ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • mussy — adjective (mussier; est) Date: circa 1859 characterized by clutter or muss ; messy • mussily adverb • mussiness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mussy — mussily, adv. mussiness, n. /mus ee/, adj., mussier, mussiest. untidy, messy, or rumpled. [1855 60, Amer.; MUSS + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • mussy — (adj.) rumpled, 1859, from MUSS (Cf. muss) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Mussiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • disorderliness — noun 1. untidiness (especially of clothing and appearance) • Syn: ↑disarray • Derivationally related forms: ↑disorderly, ↑disarray (for: ↑disarray) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mussy — adjective dirty and disorderly a mussy fussy bedroom a child s messy eating habits • Syn: ↑messy • Similar to: ↑untidy • Derivationally related forms: ↑muss, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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