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"disorderly" in British English

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disorderlyadjective

uk   /dɪˈsɔː.dəl.i/  us   /-ˈsɔːr.dɚ.li/
  • disorderly adjective (CONFUSED)

untidy and ​badlyorganized: It's a disorderly ​sort of a ​house with ​books and ​paperslying around ​everywhere.
  • disorderly adjective (ANGRY)

angry and ​violent: The ​policefeared that the ​crowd were ​becoming disorderly and so they ​moved in with ​horses.
(Definition of disorderly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"disorderly" in American English

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disorderlyadjective

 us   /dɪsˈɔr·dər·li/
  • disorderly adjective (THREATENING PEACE)

threatening the ​safety of ​people or the ​peace of a ​neighborhood: a disorderly ​crowd He was ​charged with disorderly ​conduct.
  • disorderly adjective (LACKING ORDER)

not in any ​particularorder; not ​neat: a disorderly ​desk
(Definition of disorderly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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