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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)







"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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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