Synonyms and Antonyms of disorderly
1 not restrained by or under the control of legal authority disorderly mobs roamed the streets after the fall of the city Synonyms of disorderly anarchic (also anarchical), lawless, lawbreaking, unrulyWords Related to disorderly defiant, insubordinate, mutinous, rebellious, refractory, riotous; undisciplined; criminal, felonious, illegal, illegitimate, illicit, unlawful, wrongful; disobedient, froward, intractable, recalcitrantNear Antonyms of disorderly lawful, legal, legalized, legitimate; amenable, compliant, docile, obedient, submissive, tractableAntonyms of disorderly law-abiding, orderly
2 lacking in order, neatness, and often cleanliness disorderly piles of clothes on various tables about the room Synonyms of disorderly 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-downWords Related to disorderly 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 of disorderly 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 of disorderly bandbox, crisp, kempt, neat, neatened, ordered, orderly, organized, shipshape, snug, tidied, tidy, trim, uncluttered, well-ordered
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