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    Dear teachers and natives

    Since you helped me so much with wringing of the wet clothes yesterday, I would like to go on with my household chores
    This time I am not sure which word is the most suitable for the description of clothes which need ironing- is it crumpled, creased, wrinkled???? Or can I use all of them? Thanks for your practical help!!!!!!!!
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    Default Re: before ironing

    I don't think there is a particular word for 'washed but unironed' clothes.
    Clothes ready for ironing? Crumpled clothes may not be from the washing.

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    Default Re: before ironing

    The word which I am looking for doesn´t necessarily have to be connected with washing and ironing....Such condition of clothes/ or any cloth can appear after taking out of a suitcase after a long journey....or many other situations..
    Thanks a lot.

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    Default Re: before ironing

    'Crumpled/rumpled/creased/wrinkled' then, as you said.

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    Default Re: before ironing

    Thank you very much.

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    Default Re: before ironing

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    'Crumpled/rumpled/creased/wrinkled' then, as you said.
    'Creased' is probably the odd word out. The others mean pretty much the same thing.
    Some clothes are supposed to have creases. If the creases are out of place, the item is called 'creased'. It might not be otherwise crumpled.

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    Default Re: before ironing

    Thank you very much, Raymott!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    'Creased' is probably the odd word out. The others mean pretty much the same thing.
    Some clothes are supposed to have creases. If the creases are out of place, the item is called 'creased'. It might not be otherwise crumpled.
    'Creased clothes' is commonly used too, apparently:

    creased clothes - Google Search

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    Default Re: before ironing

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    'Creased clothes' is commonly used too, apparently:

    creased clothes - Google Search
    Yes, it is. But a "creased shirt" doesn't have to be crumpled, rumpled or unduly wrinkled.
    It's a minor point. I only mentioned it for those who want more specificity in the description of the disarray of their clothing.

    Also note that the video on your link speaks of "creased clothing" in another context - clothing that is supposed to be creased; clothes which have designed, decorative creases in them. Creased in this context must be differentiated from the 'bad' use of creased.

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