Definition of Disarray

1. Noun. A mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior. "A confusion of impressions"




2. Verb. Bring disorder to.
Exact synonyms: Disorder
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Mess, Mess Up, Derange, Perturb, Throw Out Of Kilter, Disarrange, Jumble, Scramble, Throw Together
Derivative terms: Disorder
Antonyms: Order

3. Noun. Untidiness (especially of clothing and appearance).
Exact synonyms: Disorderliness
Generic synonyms: Messiness, Untidiness
Derivative terms: Disorderly

Definition of Disarray

1. v. t. To throw into disorder; to break the array of.

2. n. Want of array or regular order; disorder; confusion.

Definition of Disarray

1. Verb. To throw into disorder; to break the array of. ¹

2. Verb. To take off the dress of; to unrobe. ¹

3. Noun. Want of array or regular order; disorder; confusion. ¹

4. Noun. Confused attire; undress; dishabille. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disarray

1. to disorder [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: disorder

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disarray

disarmed
disarmer
disarmers
disarmest
disarmeth
disarming
disarmingly
disarmoured
disarms
disarrange
disarranged
disarrangement
disarrangements
disarranges
disarranging
disarray (current term)
disarrayed
disarraying
disarrayment
disarrays
disarticulate
disarticulated
disarticulates
disarticulating
disarticulation
disarticulations
disarticulator
disarticulators
disas
disassemblable

Literary usage of Disarray

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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1858)
"... coat was all dragged and in disarray. "Is Geordie Forbes within, Mistres Janet ? " hated sin. "My father walked up the street sinte monsieur entered it; ..."

2. The Bride of Lammermoor: And, A Legend of Montrose by Walter Scott (1878)
"... manifested all the disarray of the late revel, as if balancing the distinction which he had attained with the expenses of the entertainment. ..."

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