from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lacking regular or logical order or arrangement: a disorderly pile of clothes.
- adj. Undisciplined; unruly: disorderly youths.
- adj. Law Disturbing the public peace or decorum.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not in order; causing disorder; unorganized
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not in order; marked by disorder; disarranged; immethodical.
- adj. Not acting in an orderly way, as the functions of the body or mind.
- adj. Not complying with the restraints of order and law; tumultuous; unruly; lawless; turbulent
- adj. Offensive to good morals and public decency; notoriously offensive.
- adv. In a disorderly manner; without law or order; irregularly; confusedly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Being without proper order or disposition; confused; unmethodical; irregular: as, the books and papers are in a disorderly state.
- Not kept in restraint; unrestrained; tumultuous; turbulent.
- Lawless; violating or disposed to violate law and good order, or the restraints of morality; specifically, so conducted as to be a nuisance; disreputable: as, a disorderly house.
- Inclined to break loose from restraint; unruly: as, disorderly cattle.
- Not acting in an orderly or regular way, as the functions of the body.
- Without order, rule, or method; irregularly; confusedly; in a disordered manner.
- In a manner violating law and good order; in a manner contrary to rules or established institutions.
- n. A person accused or guilty of disorderly conduct.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. completely unordered and unpredictable and confusing
- adj. undisciplined and unruly
- adj. in utter disorder
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