Definitions

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  • adj. Not orderly; chaotic, disorganized.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Disorderly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not orderly; irregular; disorderly.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ orderly

Examples

  • "Put bluntly, a failure to achieve a workable agreement by the end of the Eurogroup meeting threatens the real risk of what Wolfgang Schäuble described last week as the first unorderly default within Europe."

    European Stocks Make Nervous Gains

  • Everyone staked out their spots and presents were dropped off in unorderly fashion after grimacing through a breakfast of egg bake and leaving the kids table to play a few notes on the organ.

    A Moment of Thinking. Only A Moment. « Hilarity Ensues

  • I watched two airport employees energetically dump excess luggage off the conveyer belt into rather unorderly piles on the floor.

    Lausanne to Portland — Climb to the Stars

  • Mr. Ryan asked the group how they saw that marketplace evolving, and a consensus view soon emerged: An "unorderly unwind" in the course of the next year would be damaging to the financial markets.

    Paulson's Balancing Act:

  • Christ died not for an unorderly mass, but for His people,

    The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination

  • It consisted of a pond and a strip of waste land and marsh land, apparently destined to remain unfilled and unorderly for years to come.

    The Architecture and Landscape Gardening of the Exposition A Pictorial Survey of the Most Beautiful Achitectural Compositions of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition

  • It is thus that Mr. Darwin seems to admit and assume that the idea of "creation" necessitates a belief in an interference with, or dispensation of, natural laws, and that "creation" must be accompanied by arbitrary and unorderly phenomena.

    On the Genesis of Species

  • And the more she struggled to master the problem of school-discipline, the greater grew the menace of her own unorderly training.

    Our Nervous Friends — Illustrating the Mastery of Nervousness

  • A slouching, slender figure; a head like a wise macaw; a beaked nose; shaggy eyebrows; unorderly hair and clothes; hoarse voice; off-hand manner; free talk, and perpetual cigar, offered a new type, —of western New York, —to fathom; a type in one way simple because it was only double—political and personal; but complex because the political had become nature, and no one could tell which was the mask and which the features.

    Treason (1860–1861)

  • For a moment, together with all the others, Lee Randon was outraged; then, with a suppression of his unorderly amusement, he had a far different conception -- he saw himself, for no easily established reason, in the person of the rebel who had left behind him the loud announcement of his angry dissent.

    Cytherea

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