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disarray

noun [U] uk   /ˌdɪs.əˈreɪ/ formal us  
the state of being confused and having no organization or of being untidy: Ever since the oil crisis, the industry has been in (a state of) disarray. The news had thrown his plans into disarray. Her clothes were in disarray.
Translations of “disarray”
in Spanish desorden…
in French désarroi…
in German die Verwirrung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 淩亂,混亂,雜亂…
in Russian беспорядок…
in Turkish düzensizlik, karışıklık, başıboşluk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 凌乱,混乱,杂乱…
in Polish nieład…
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