Meaning of “disorderly” in the English Dictionary

"disorderly" in British English

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disorderlyadjective

uk /dɪˈsɔː.dəl.i/ us /dɪˈsɔːr.dɚ.li/

disorderly adjective (CONFUSED)

untidy and badly organized:

It's a disorderly sort of a house with books and papers lying around everywhere.

disorderly adjective (ANGRY)

angry and violent:

The police feared 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 particular order; not neat:

a disorderly desk

(Definition of “disorderly” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)