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Pronunciation:  dis'ordurlee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  undisciplined and unruly; "disorderly youths"; "disorderly conduct"
  2. [adj]  completely unordered and unpredictable and confusing
  3. [adj]  in utter disorder; "a disorderly pile of clothes"

DISORDERLY is a 10 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: boisterous, brawling, chaotic, fighting, higgledy-piggledy, hugger-mugger, jumbled, mob, mobbish, moblike, rambunctious, raucous, robustious, rough-and-tumble, rowdy, rumbustious, topsy-turvy, unruly, untidy, wild
 Antonyms: orderly



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis*or"der*ly\, a.
    1. Not in order; marked by disorder; disarranged;
       immethodical; as, the books and papers are in a disorderly
    2. Not acting in an orderly way, as the functions of the body
       or mind.
    3. Not complying with the restraints of order and law;
       tumultuous; unruly; lawless; turbulent; as, disorderly
       people; disorderly assemblies.
    4. (Law) Offensive to good morals and public decency;
       notoriously offensive; as, a disorderly house.
    Syn: Irregular; immethodical; confused; tumultuous;
         inordinate; intemperate; unruly; lawless; vicious.
  2. \Dis*or"der*ly\, adv.
    In a disorderly manner; without law or order; irregularly;
          Withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh
          disorderly.                              --2 Thess.
                                                   iii. 6.
          Savages fighting disorderly with stones. --Sir W.
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