- A state of disorganization or untidiness: her gray hair was in disarray his plans have been thrown into disarrayMore example sentences
- Furniture and papers were all jumbled together in disarray.
- Our residence in Baker Street had the reputation of being cluttered and in disarray, so perhaps he thought this was its normal appearance.
- Steve loomed over her, his face puffed with exertion and his beard tangled and in disarray.
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- 1Throw (someone or something) into a state of disorganization or untidiness: the inspection disarrayed the usual scheduleMore example sentences
- 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.
late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French dissairay.