Mess and Shambles


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Mess noun – A state in which everything is out of order.
Usage example: the bachelor party had left the house in a total mess

Shambles is a synonym for mess (British) in disorder topic. In some cases you can use "Shambles" instead a noun "Mess", when it comes to topics like correct, confusion, untidiness, mayhem. informal substitute
Nearby Words: messy, messed, messing
Synonyms for Mess


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Shambles noun – A dirty or messy place.
Usage example: this room is a shambles—clean it up right now!

Mess is a synonym for shambles in chaos topic. You can use "Mess" instead a noun "Shambles", if it concerns topics such as correct, confusion, mayhem. popular alternative
Synonyms for Shambles

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emotional emotional mess emotional shambles
complete complete mess complete shambles
total total mess total shambles
absolute absolute mess absolute shambles
Other adjectives: quivering, psychological, drunken.
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