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, cockeyed, confused, convulsed, deranged, deviating, deviative, deviatory, different, disarranged, discomfited, discomposed, disconcerted, dislocated, disobedient, disordered, disorganized, disruptive, disturbed, divaricate, divergent, diversified, diversiform, erose, erratic, featureless, formless, fuzzy, haphazard, haywire, hazy, helter-skelter, higgledy-piggledy, improper, impulsive, in disarray, in disorder, inchoate, inconsistent, inconstant, indecisive, indefinite, indeterminate, inform, intractable, irregular, jagged, jerky, jumbled, kaleidoscopic, lawless, lumpen, mercurial, messy, misbehaving, misplaced, misty, motley, muddled, mutable, mutinous, naughty, nihilistic, noisy, nonconformist, nondescript, nonstandard, nonuniform, not respectable, obscure, obstreperous, off-base, on the fritz, orderless, out of gear, out of joint, out of kelter, out of kilter, out of order, out of place, out of tune, out of whack, out-of-line, pell-mell, perturbed, pluralistic, ragged, rampant, raucous, rebellious, refractory, revolutionary, riotous, roily, rough, rowdy, rowdyish, ruffianly, rumbustious, scrambled, shapeless, shuffled, spasmodic, sporadic, syndicalistic, termagant, terrorist, topsy-turvy, tumultuous, turbid, turbulent, unbehaving, unbridled, unclear, uncontrollable, uncontrolled, undefined, undisciplined, unequable, unequal, uneven, ungovernable, ungoverned, unmanageable, unordered, unorganized, unorthodox, unrestrained, unruly, unsettled, unstable, unsteady, unsystematic, untidy, ununiform, upset, vague, variable, variegated, variform, various, varying, violent, wavering, wild

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  • Disorderly — 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

  • disorderly — 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

  • Disorderly — 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

  • disorderly — 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

  • disorderly — [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,… …   New thesaurus

  • disorderly — [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

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

  • disorderly — [[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

  • disorderly — 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

  • disorderly — 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

  • disorderly — 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

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