Synonyms of mess


1. mess, messiness, muss, mussiness, disorderliness, disorder

usage: a state of confusion and disorderliness; "the house was a mess"; "she smoothed the mussiness of the bed"

2. fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish, difficulty

usage: informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"

3. mess, nutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment, alimentation, victuals

usage: soft semiliquid food; "a mess of porridge"

4. mess, meal, repast

usage: a meal eaten in a mess hall by service personnel

5. mess, mess hall, dining room, dining-room

usage: a (large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax

6. batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, large indefinite quantity, large indefinite amount

usage: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"


1. mess, eat

usage: eat in a mess hall

2. mess, mess up, disorder, disarray

usage: make a mess of or create disorder in; "He messed up his room"

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