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disorderly

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adverb dis·or·der·ly \-ˈȯrd-ər-lē\

Definition of disorderly

archaic

  1. :  in a disorderly manner

1560

First Known Use of disorderly

1560


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disorderly

adjective dis·or·der·ly

Definition of disorderly

  1. 1 :  engaged in conduct offensive to public order <charged with being drunk and disorderly>

  2. 2 :  characterized by disorder <a disorderly pile of clothes>

disorderliness

noun

Examples of disorderly in a sentence

  1. She was charged with being drunk and disorderly.

  2. He was found guilty of disorderly conduct.

1555

First Known Use of disorderly

1555


DISORDERLY Defined for English Language Learners


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disorderly

adjective dis·or·der·ly

Definition of disorderly for English Language Learners

  • : causing a problem especially in a public place by making a lot of noise, behaving violently, etc.

  • : not neat or orderly


DISORDERLY Defined for Kids

disorderly

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adjective dis·or·der·ly \dis-ˈȯr-dər-lē\

Definition of disorderly for Students

  1. 1 :  not behaving quietly or well :  unruly <disorderly students>

  2. 2 :  not neat or orderly <a disorderly desk>



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