Definitions for disarrayˌdɪs əˈreɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confusion, mental confusion, confusedness, muddiness, disarray(noun)

    a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior

    "a confusion of impressions"

  2. disarray, disorderliness(verb)

    untidiness (especially of clothing and appearance)

  3. disorder, disarray(verb)

    bring disorder to

Wiktionary

  1. disarray(Noun)

    Want of array or regular order; disorder; confusion.

  2. disarray(Noun)

    Confused attire; undress; dishabille.

  3. disarray(Verb)

    To throw into disorder; to break the array of.

  4. disarray(Verb)

    To take off the dress of; to unrobe.

  5. Origin: From disareyen, from desarroyer, from desareer, from des- 'dis-' + areer 'to array'

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disarray(verb)

    to throw into disorder; to break the array of

  2. Disarray(verb)

    to take off the dress of; to unrobe

  3. Disarray(noun)

    want of array or regular order; disorder; confusion

  4. Disarray(noun)

    confused attire; undress

  5. Origin: [Pref. dis- + array, v.: cf. OF. desarroyer, desarreier.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Carlos Sampaio:

    The fiscal adjustment risks failure even before it gets to the floor of Congress because the governing coalition is in disarray.

  2. Analyst Ruttig:

    The hope of some people was that the death of Mullah Omar would put the Taliban in disarray and possibly weaken them, i think that was a little over-optimistic.

  3. Siddharth Astir:

    Life is like driving on the road.... Most of those who are right , Loose patience and change lanes(paths) and are generally the ones to reach the destination quickly. However if they are not careful they may end up in disarray.

  4. Bruce Riedel:

    With neither the United States nor Gulf Arab states willing to deploy their ground troops and the Iraqi armed forces in disarray, Iraq has little choice but to turn to the militias, the flaw in the coalition strategy for the last year is weak ground forces. Given the constraints on the U.S. and its Arab allies, the only viable ground force option is Iranian-led Shi'ite Iraqis.

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Translations for disarray

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • събличам, безпорядък, бъркотия, разбърквамBulgarian
  • desordenSpanish
  • epäjärjestys, sekoittaa, kaaos, panna sekaisin, sekasorto, saattaa epäjärjestykseenFinnish
  • désordre, zizanie, désarroiFrench
  • wanorde, verstoren, uitkleden, verwarrenDutch
  • nieładPolish
  • cizâniaPortuguese
  • dezbrăca, zăpăci, dezordine, dezorganizaRomanian
  • Chinese

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