• WordNet 3.6
    • adj cluttered filled or scattered with a disorderly accumulation of objects or rubbish "the storm left the drivewaylittered with sticks nd debris","his library was a cluttered room with piles of books on every chair"
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, just what does an empty desk mean?”
  • William Zinsser
    William Zinsser
    “Clutter is the disease of American writing. We are a society strangling in unnecessary words, circular constructions, pompous frills and meaningless jargon.”


In literature:

A cluttered, wheezy omnibus of a school, but in it Una rode to spacious and beautiful hours of learning.
"The Job" by Sinclair Lewis
It was familiar, a thread of something real through all the broken clutter in his head.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
You see, I was just getting used to her, and so I kind of miss her cluttering around under foot.
"Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston
I don't propose to clutter my head with stuff that does not concern my business here, Little.
"Gold Out of Celebes" by Aylward Edward Dingle
It is too cluttered a business.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
I shook off the Jap, and he staggered back, chuckling and cluttering in his language.
"The Grain Ship" by Morgan Robertson
The clutter of gear over to the left wasn't as much of a clutter as it looked.
"The Risk Profession" by Donald Edwin Westlake
This room doos get so cluttered with all my things round.
""Some Say"" by Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
On one side the cliffs rose in irregular, cluttered masses, too steep to climb.
"Shoe-Bar Stratton" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
But you can't have clutters in pots and pans at Aunt Barbara's, can you, and your works going on?
"Betty Leicester" by Sarah Orne Jewett
The shelves were cluttered with fit companions to that empty pepper can.
"Sawtooth Ranch" by B. M. Bower
The room was cluttered with old rubbish; and a dozen ragged, hungry-looking men and women sat idly about on broken chairs.
"Rafael in Italy" by Etta Blaisdell McDonald
The long hall stretched away to either side, cluttered with grimed bones, slimy with mold.
"When the Sleepers Woke" by Arthur Leo Zagat
Aside from "The Pride of the Pecos" and a couple of other books, the air was remarkably free from clutter.
"Hanging by a Thread" by Gordon Randall Garrett
It was not a dirty home, but it was cluttered and hap-hazard.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
Now he was approaching the rear entrance and a number of packing cases cluttered the walk, and excelsior was lying about.
"Betty Gordon in the Land of Oil" by Alice B. Emerson
The women cluttered at the farther bar-end.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
It's so overgrown with marine growth that the shape is cluttered.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
It beats me why Tyke keeps all that old clutter.
"Doubloons--and the Girl" by John Maxwell Forbes
Dan had worked with them, in the little cluttered apartment, building the apparatus they needed.
"Pursuit" by Lester del Rey

In poetry:

And framed within the latticed-panes,
Above the cluttered sill,
Saw rooks upon the stubble hill
Seeking forgotten grains;
"Making Cider" by Victoria Sackville-West
The flame of my life burns low
Under the cluttered days,
Like a fire of leaves.
But always a little blue, sweet-smelling smoke
Goes up to God.
"Blue Smoke" by Karle Wilson Baker
"I want to be new," said the duckling.
"O, ho!" said the wise old owl,
While the guinea-hen cluttered off chuckling
To tell all the rest of the fowl.
"The New Duckling" by Alfred Noyes
The earth is sick and seems to breathe with pain;
A lost wind whimpers in a mangled tree;
I do not see the foul, corpse-cluttered plain,
The dead I do not see.
"The Mourners" by Robert W Service
For, like a ship that proudly gay,
Still glides along its wat'ry way,
Whilst on the deck the sailors dance, or sleep,
Our time here passes swift away,
And will not for its owner stay
Whatever coil or clutter he may keep.
"To The Sons Of Brutus" by Rees Prichard
Gimme the town an' its clamour an' clutter;
I ain't very fond of the bush;
For my cobbers are coves of the gardens and gutter-
A tough metropolitan push.
I ain't never too keen on the countryfield life;
It's the hustle an' bustle for me an' me wife.
"The Indian Myna" by C J Dennis

In news:

Not only do we get to de-clutter and organize our closets, we also get to give to a good cause.
A home free of germs, grime, and clutter can work wonders for your mental well-being, as well as your physical health.
When a chill is in the air and clutter is in the garage, your car is often forced out in the cold.
Tips for clearing the clutter.
Tips for clearing the clutter .
How to Cut the Paper Clutter .
Tips for enjoying a clutter -free holiday season.
A clutter free bedroom can improve overall health.
Lynsay Clutter Eyewitness News Reporter.
Lynsay Clutter joined the Eyewitness News team in January of 2005.
DIYer Embraces Wire Clutter .
3 quick projects that kill clutter .
Clutter takes over as OVAC's football commissioner.
Corral holiday clutter before it fills the house.
Clutter assumes role as new OVAC?football commissioner.

In science:

This unbalancedness makes finding discriminative instances in the positive bags, among the clutter from the relatively large number of negative bags, quite challenging.
MIS-Boost: Multiple Instance Selection Boosting
Greg Mori and Jitendra Malik, Recognizing Objects in Adversarial Clutter: Breaking a Visual CAPTCHA, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2003.
CompChall: Addressing Password Guessing Attacks
B.2 Existential Locations Universally quantifying over all locations, including simple locations, clutters function types and applications with additional arguments, and also exposes locations that are “inte rnal” or “local” to the desugared System !D program and not accessible in the original DJS program.
Dependent Types for JavaScript
Consequently, the statements and in particular the random constants C(w) in the expressions below depend on a, but to avoid clutter, we shall not reflect this in the notatio n.
Trapping in the random conductance model
Further, we claim that in α both B and C must decide on the same output (Figure 5). [To avoid clutter we defer the proof of these claims to Lemma 4, 6 and 8.] However, in α, players B and C have already decided on 0 and 1, respectively.
A New Look at Composition of Authenticated Byzantine Generals
Edge labels are omitted to not clutter the figure.
Simple Agents Learn to Find Their Way: An Introduction on Mapping Polygons
We have slightly abused notation to avoid additional clutter: for instance when we write xnt , we mean xt nt , i.e. the coordinates at time t of the n’th particle.
Gibbs Sampling for (Coupled) Infinite Mixture Models in the Stick Breaking Representation
So as not to clutter notation, in Sections III and IV we assume that there are no cost constraints.
Lossy joint source-channel coding in the finite blocklength regime
To reduce clutter, we rely on the following convention.
Notes on random reals
When there is simply a dot product such as uimi , to avoid clutter we will write this as um rather than the more proper uT m.
A Collection of Exercises in Two-Dimensional Physics, Part 1
Of course the test may also respond positively in the absence of such a rectangle, due to clutter and nearby rectangles; the likelihood of this happening is precisely 1 − β (A) = P (XA = 1|Y = 0).
Hierarchical testing designs for pattern recognition
To avoid cluttering the notation we will omit the dependence on γ and g and write Z (gs , ˆN ) := Z (Γ(γ ), g , gs, ˆN ).
Supersymmetric Gauge Theories from String Theory
The depth number re flects the element’s depth in the document tree (omitted in Figure 1 to avoid clutter).
Path Summaries and Path Partitioning in Modern XML Databases
From top to bottom: results of a (gnuplot) fit of the data of with 4096 ≥ N ≥ 256 (with estimated errors); fit of the same data with 128 ≥ N ≥ 64 (without estimated errors, in order not to clutter the figure) and data from .
Some aspects of infinite range models of spin glasses: theory and numerical simulations
To avoid notation clutter, let yi = si|y and xi = si|x .
Robustness and Generalization