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disorderly

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of disorderly

  1. 1 not restrained by or under the control of legal authority <disorderly mobs roamed the streets after the fall of the city> Synonyms anarchic (also anarchical), lawless, lawbreaking, unrulyRelated Words defiant, insubordinate, mutinous, rebellious, refractory, riotous; undisciplined; criminal, felonious, illegal, illegitimate, illicit, unlawful, wrongful; disobedient, froward, intractable, recalcitrantNear Antonyms lawful, legal, legalized, legitimate; amenable, compliant, docile, obedient, submissive, tractableAntonyms law-abiding, orderly

  2. 2 lacking in order, neatness, and often cleanliness <disorderly piles of clothes on various tables about the room> Synonyms chaotic, cluttered, confused, disarranged, disarrayed, disheveled (or dishevelled), disordered, messy, higgledy-piggledy, hugger-mugger, jumbled, littered, messed, muddled, mussed, mussy, pell-mell, rumpled, sloppy, topsy-turvy, tousled, tumbled, unkempt, untidy, upside-downRelated Words bedraggled, befouled, begrimed, bemired, besmirched, blackened, cruddy, dingy, dirty, draggled, filthy, foul, grimy, grotty [chiefly British], grubby, grungy, mucky, nasty, smudged, soiled, spotted, squalid, stained, sullied, unclean, uncleanly; dowdy, frowsy (or frowzy), shaggy, slatternly, sloven, slovenly, uncombed; wrinkled; adulterated, contaminated, defiled, polluted, tainted; knotted, snarled, tangled; seedy, shabby, sleazy, sordid; neglected, neglectful, negligentNear Antonyms antiseptic, clean, cleaned, cleanly, hygienic, immaculate, sparkling, spick-and-span (or spic-and-span), spotless, stainless, unsoiled, unsullied; methodical (also methodic), regular, systematic, systematized; careful, fastidious, finicky, fussy, meticulous; combed, groomed, manicured, well-groomed; taintless, undefiled, unpolluted, untainted, wholesomeAntonyms bandbox, crisp, kempt, neat, neatened, ordered, orderly, organized, shipshape, snug, tidied, tidy, trim, uncluttered, well-ordered




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