AskDefine | Define disorderly

Dictionary Definition

disorderly adj
1 undisciplined and unruly; "disorderly youths"; "disorderly conduct" [ant: orderly]
2 in utter disorder; "a disorderly pile of clothes" [syn: higgledy-piggledy, hugger-mugger, jumbled, topsy-turvy]
3 completely unordered and unpredictable and confusing [syn: chaotic]

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English

Adjective

  1. not in order; causing disorder; unorganized
    The larder is so disorderly, I can't even find the potatoes.
    I can't stand disorderly people.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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