Definition of disarray in English:


Line breaks: dis|array
Pronunciation: /dɪsəˈreɪ


[mass noun]


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  • 1Throw into a state of disorganization or untidiness: the inspection disarrayed the usual schedule
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    • What we have here are certain individuals intent on disarraying the public gravitas of things.
    • He is dressed in a formal black suit, that is rather disarrayed.
    • His blonde hair was disarrayed and his spectacles hung off his nose.
    disarrange, make untidy, bring/throw into disarray, bring/throw into disorder, disorganize, throw into a state of disorganization, turn upside-down, unsettle; dishevel, tousle, rumple
  • 2 literary Undress (someone): attendant damsels to help to disarray her


late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French dissairay.

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