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disorderly

adverb dis·or·der·ly \ -ˈȯrd-ər-lē \

Definition of disorderly

archaic
:in a disorderly manner

First Known Use of disorderly

1560


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disorderly

adjective

Definition of disorderly

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

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First Known Use of disorderly

1555


DISORDERLY Defined for English Language Learners

disorderly

adjective

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

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

Definition of disorderly for Students

1 :not behaving quietly or well :unruly
  • disorderly students
2 :not neat or orderly
  • a disorderly desk


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