Definition of disorderly adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɔːdəli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɔːrdərli//
    [usually before noun] (formal)
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  1. 1(of people or behaviour) showing lack of control; publicly violent or noisy disorderly conduct They were arrested for being drunk and disorderly.
  2. 2untidy newspapers in a disorderly pile by the door
  3. opposite orderly
    Extra examples They were charged with being drunk and disorderly. a very disorderly crowd A disorderly crowd had gathered outside the embassy. He has been charged with disorderly conduct.
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