disorderly


adjective

  1. characterized by disorder; irregular; untidy; confused: a disorderly desk.
  2. unruly; turbulent; tumultuous: a disorderly mob.
  3. Law. contrary to public order or morality.

adverb

  1. in a disorderly manner.

adjective

  1. untidy; irregular
  2. uncontrolled; unruly
  3. law violating public peace or order

adverb

  1. in an irregular or confused manner
adj.

1580s, “opposed to moral order,” also “opposed to legal authority;” see dis- + orderly (adj.). The meaning “untidy” is attested from 1630s; the older senses are those in disorderly house, disorderly conduct, etc.

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