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Definition of "disorderly" []

  • Lacking regular or logical order or arrangement: a disorderly pile of clothes. (adjective)
  • Undisciplined; unruly: disorderly youths. (adjective)
  • Law Disturbing the public peace or decorum. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "disorderly" in a sentence
  • "Japanese authorities have said its previous episodes of intervention in the foreign-exchange markets were efforts to smooth out what they call disorderly market adjustments."
  • "Separately, IntercontinentalExchange Inc. said Friday that it fined Goldman Sachs Group Inc. £25,000 $40,500 for what it described as disorderly trading on the price difference between Nymex and Brent futures."
  • "“It is alleged that Mr. Lovell engaged in disorderly conduct and disrupted parking services when he sent an e-mail to them that was threatening.”"