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Meaning of DISARRAY

Pronunciation:  `disu'rey

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  untidiness (especially of clothing and appearance)
  2. [n]  a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
  3. [v]  bring disorder to

DISARRAY is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: confusion, disorder, disorderliness, mental confusion
 Antonyms: order
 See Also: alter, bafflement, befuddlement, bemusement, bewilderment, change, cognitive state, daze, derange, disarrange, disorientation, distraction, fog, half-cock, haze, jamais vu, jumble, mess, mess up, messiness, mystification, obfuscation, perplexity, perturb, puzzlement, scramble, state of mind, throw out of kilter, throw together, untidiness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis`ar*ray"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disarrayed}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Disarraying}.] [Pref. dis- + array, v.: cf. OF.
    desarroyer, desarreier.]
    1. To throw into disorder; to break the array of.
             Who with fiery steeds Oft disarrayed the foes in
             battle ranged.                        --Fenton.
    2. To take off the dress of; to unrobe.
             So, as she bade, the witch they disarrayed.
  2. \Dis`ar*ray"\, n. [Cf. F. d['e]sarroi.]
    1. Want of array or regular order; disorder; confusion.
             Disrank the troops, set all in disarray. --Daniel.
    2. Confused attire; undress. --Spenser.
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