disorderly

  • 1Disorderly — Dis*or der*ly, a. 1. Not in order; marked by disorder; disarranged; immethodical; as, the books and papers are in a disorderly state. [1913 Webster] 2. Not acting in an orderly way, as the functions of the body or mind. [1913 Webster] 3. Not… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2disorderly — I adjective aberrant, aggressive, agitated, anarchic, anarchical, anarchistic, barbaric, barbarous, bellicose, blustering, blustery, boisterous, brutal, careless, churlish, confused, contumacious, defiant, deranged, destructive, disagreeable,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3Disorderly — Dis*or der*ly, adv. In a disorderly manner; without law or order; irregularly; confusedly. [1913 Webster] Withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly. 2 Thess. iii. 6. [1913 Webster] Savages fighting disorderly with stones. Sir …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4disorderly — 1580s, opposed to moral order, also opposed to legal authority; see DIS (Cf. dis ) + ORDERLY (Cf. orderly) (adj.). The meaning untidy is attested from 1630s; the older senses are those in disorderly house, disorderly conduct, etc …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5disorderly — [adj1] messy, untidy all over the place*, chaotic, cluttered, confused, dislocated, disorganized, heterogeneous, indiscriminate, irregular, jumbled, mixed up, out of control*, out of line*, out of step*, out of whack*, scattered, scrambled,… …

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  • 6disorderly — [dis ôr′dər lē] adj. 1. not orderly; untidy; unsystematic 2. causing a disturbance; unruly; riotous 3. Law violating public peace, safety, or order adv. Archaic in a disorderly manner disorderliness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7disorderly — ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking organization; untidy. 2) involving a breakdown of peaceful and law abiding behaviour. DERIVATIVES disorderliness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8disorderly — [[t]dɪ̱sɔ͟ː(r)də(r)li[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe something as disorderly, you mean that it is untidy, irregular, or disorganized. [FORMAL] There were young men and women working away at tables all over the large and disorderly room. Syn:… …

    English dictionary

  • 9disorderly — dis|or|der|ly [dısˈo:dəli US ˈo:rdər ] adj formal 1.) untidy or without any order ≠ ↑orderly ▪ clothes left in a disorderly heap 2.) behaving in a noisy violent way and causing trouble in a public place disorderly conduct/behaviour ▪ He was… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10disorderly — dis|or|der|ly [ dıs ɔrdərli ] adjective 1. ) behaving in a noisy or violent way: She admitted conducting herself in a disorderly manner. drunk and disorderly (=behaving badly because of having drunk too much alcohol): He was fined $100 for being… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11disorderly — UK [dɪsˈɔː(r)də(r)lɪ] / US [dɪsˈɔrdərlɪ] adjective 1) not tidy The books were stacked in a disorderly pile on his desk. 2) behaving in a noisy or violent way She admitted conducting herself in a disorderly manner. drunk and disorderly (= behaving …

    English dictionary

  • 12disorderly — I. adverb Date: 1560 archaic in a disorderly manner II. adjective Date: 1555 1. engaged in conduct offensive to public order < charged with being drunk and disorderly > 2. characterized by disorder < a disorderly pile of clothe …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13disorderly — disorderliness, n. /dis awr deuhr lee/, adj. 1. characterized by disorder; irregular; untidy; confused: a disorderly desk. 2. unruly; turbulent; tumultuous: a disorderly mob. 3. Law. contrary to public order or morality. adv. 4. in a disorderly&#8230; …

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  • 14disorderly — adjective 1 untidy or lacking order: Joe left his clothes in a disorderly heap. 2 behaving in a noisy violent way and causing trouble in a public place: drunk and disorderly (=behaving very badly in a public place because you have drunk too much&#8230; …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15disorderly — adjective 1) a disorderly desk Syn: untidy, disorganized, messy, cluttered; in disarray, in a mess, in a jumble, in a muddle, at sixes and sevens; informal shambolic, like a bomb went off Ant: tidy 2) di …

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  • 16disorderly — adjective 1) a disorderly desk Syn: untidy, disorganized, messy, cluttered, in disarray; informal like a bomb s hit it, higgledy piggledy; Brit.; informal shambolic 2) disorderly behaviour Syn: unruly …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 17disorderly — adjective not in order; causing disorder; unorganized The larder is so disorderly, I cant even find the potatoes …

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  • 18disorderly — adj. Disorderly is used with these nouns: ↑conduct …

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  • 19disorderly — adj. 1 untidy; confused. 2 irregular; unruly; riotous. 3 Law contrary to public order or morality. Phrases and idioms: disorderly house Law a brothel. Derivatives: disorderliness n …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20disorderly — Synonyms and related words: amiss, amorphic, amorphous, anarchial, anarchic, anarchistic, antinomian, askew, awry, bad, baggy, blobby, blurred, blurry, boisterous, capricious, changeable, changing, chaotic, characterless, choppy, cluttered,&#8230; …

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