Definition of disorderly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdisˈôrdərlē/


1Lacking organization; untidy: his life was as disorderly as ever a disorderly pile of books
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  • Children with ADHD are hindered if the classroom is noisy, disorderly, or lacking clear consistent regimens and expectations.
  • He started digging through a disorderly pile of assorted framed pictures, including several that looked like they had been run over by a truck.
  • Refugee flows, by their nature, are chaotic and disorderly.
untidy, disorganized, messy, cluttered;
in disarray, in a mess, in a jumble, in a muddle, at sixes and sevens, chaotic
informal shambolic, like a bomb went off
1.1Involving or contributing to a breakdown of peaceful and law-abiding behavior: they had no intention of staging a disorderly protest
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  • The Constitution provides for the removal of a deputy in cases of bankruptcy and unruly or disorderly behaviour.
  • I will touch on the issue of disorderly and unruly passenger behaviour.
  • Ordinary residents should be able to go into the town centre and enjoy a drink or a meal without coming across disorderly behaviour.



Pronunciation: /diˈsôrdərlēnəs/
Example sentences
  • Chaos and disorderliness can be allies in my goals of spending as much time as possible with them.
  • However, it would appear this popularity and concentration in confined town centre areas has brought with it an increase in street violence and disorderliness.
  • Students returned to campus on the traditional Labor Day move-in, and the normal amount of revelry and disorderliness ensued.

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Syllabification: dis·or·der·ly

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