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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mess, messiness, muss, mussiness(noun)

    a state of confusion and disorderliness

    "the house was a mess"; "she smoothed the mussiness of the bed"

    Synonyms:
    tidy sum, peck, mint, plenty, messiness, batch, raft, quite a little, passel, hole, fix, jam, spate, muckle, pile, lot, good deal, stack, mountain, deal, pickle, untidiness, kettle of fish, muss, wad, flock, hatful, mickle, slew, heap, mess, mess hall, sight, mass, mussiness, great deal, muddle, pot

  2. fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish(noun)

    informal terms for a difficult situation

    "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"

    Synonyms:
    tidy sum, smother, peck, mint, crush, plenty, lot, location, locating, localisation, raft, quite a little, passel, hole, fix, mare's nest, press, jam, pile, muckle, fixture, mend, golf hole, electronic jamming, good deal, maw, fixing, mending, sight, gob, trap, deal, pickle, flock, stack, kettle of fish, fuddle, wad, messiness, hatful, mickle, hollow, heap, great deal, mess, repair, clutter, mess hall, mass, jamming, batch, yap, mountain, welter, spate, mussiness, slew, localization, jumble, cakehole, muss, muddle, reparation, pot

  3. mess(noun)

    soft semiliquid food

    "a mess of porridge"

    Synonyms:
    tidy sum, peck, mint, plenty, messiness, batch, raft, quite a little, passel, hole, fix, jam, spate, muckle, pile, lot, good deal, stack, mountain, deal, pickle, kettle of fish, muss, wad, flock, hatful, mickle, slew, heap, mess hall, sight, mass, mussiness, great deal, muddle, pot

  4. mess(noun)

    a meal eaten in a mess hall by service personnel

    Synonyms:
    tidy sum, peck, mint, plenty, messiness, batch, raft, quite a little, passel, hole, fix, jam, spate, muckle, pile, lot, good deal, stack, mountain, deal, pickle, kettle of fish, muss, wad, flock, hatful, mickle, slew, heap, mess hall, sight, mass, mussiness, great deal, muddle, pot

  5. mess, mess hall(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    tidy sum, peck, mint, plenty, messiness, batch, raft, quite a little, passel, hole, fix, jam, spate, muckle, pile, lot, good deal, stack, mountain, deal, pickle, kettle of fish, muss, wad, flock, hatful, mickle, slew, heap, mess, mess hall, sight, mass, mussiness, great deal, muddle, pot

  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(verb)

    (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"

    Synonyms:
    push-down list, flock, destiny, bulk, cud, chaw, multitude, upsurge, atomic reactor, pile, quid, deal, spile, smokestack, caboodle, crapper, commode, throne, troop, fold, bay window, stool, softwood, chew, gage, push-down store, push-down storage, weed, hand, heap, surge, kitty, jalopy, smoke, muddle, band, lot, passel, slew, vision, freshet, potbelly, mussiness, jam, muss, hole, flowerpot, mint candy, visual modality, quite a little, clutch, luck, plentifulness, toilet, masses, ken, mess hall, down, atomic pile, messiness, the great unwashed, peck, tummy, agglomerate, sight, volume, wad, plug, mount, potty, set, nap, portion, skunk, push-down stack, chain reactor, rush, mound, good deal, big money, galvanic pile, pickle, sens, bundle, fate, voltaic pile, draw, stilt, green goddess, people, visual sense, sess, batch, view, pot, stack, mess, bunch, spate, plenteousness, locoweed, piling, bus, bargain, mountain, survey, business deal, plenty, potentiometer, mint, dope, plentitude, cumulus, plenitude, raft, jackpot, mickle, can, big bucks, kettle of fish, mass, tidy sum, corporation, circumstances, hatful, potful, megabucks, circle, grass, great deal, trade, cumulation, fix, muckle, fortune, hoi polloi

  7. mess(verb)

    eat in a mess hall

    Synonyms:
    mess up

  8. mess, mess up(verb)

    make a mess of or create disorder in

    "He messed up his room"

    Synonyms:
    ruffle up, spoil, bobble, bungle, bollocks, mishandle, rumple, bollix, foul up, bodge, flub, mess, fumble, botch up, fluff, ball up, screw up, louse up, mess up, blow, bollix up, botch, ruffle, muck up, bumble, bollocks up, muff

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. mess(n.)

    Synonyms:
    dish

  2. mess(n.)

    Synonyms:
    set (who eat together), company

  3. mess(n.)

    Synonyms:
    medley, mixture, miscellany, farrago, hotch-potch, hodge-podge, jumble, salmagundi, mish-mash, olio, OLLA PODRIDA, confused mass, MÉLANGE

  4. mess(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    eat in company, take meals at the same table

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. MESS

    Synonyms:
    Mangled Extremity Severity Score


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