What does disarray mean?

Definitions for disarray
ˌdɪs əˈreɪdis·ar·ray

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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.

    Etymology: From disareyen, from desarroyer, from desareer, from des- 'dis-' + areer 'to array'

  2. disarray(Noun)

    Confused attire; undress; dishabille.

    Etymology: From disareyen, from desarroyer, from desareer, from des- 'dis-' + areer 'to array'

  3. disarray(Verb)

    To throw into disorder; to break the array of.

    Etymology: From disareyen, from desarroyer, from desareer, from des- 'dis-' + areer 'to array'

  4. disarray(Verb)

    To take off the dress of; to unrobe.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Disarray(verb)

    to take off the dress of; to unrobe

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

  3. Disarray(noun)

    want of array or regular order; disorder; confusion

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

  4. Disarray(noun)

    confused attire; undress

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Disarray

    dis-ar-rā′, v.t. to break the array of: to throw into disorder: to strip of array or dress.—n. want of array or order: undress. [O. Fr. desarroi, des—L. dis, away, arroi. See Array.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. disarray

    To throw into disorder; to break the array of.

  2. disarray

    Want of array or regular order; disorder.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disarray in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disarray in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of disarray in a Sentence

  1. Park Won-gon:

    Sanctions themselves tend to only be effective for up to a year, a year and a half, afterwards the entire sanction spectrum cannot help but fall into disarray.

  2. 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.

  3. Duncan Smith:

    The resignation of Iain Duncan Smith reveals a Government in disarray and a Chancellor who has lost the credibility to manage the economy in the interests of the majority of our people, the Chancellor has failed the British people. He should follow the honorable course taken by Iain Duncan Smith and resign.

  4. Carlos Sampaio:

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

  5. 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.

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Translations for disarray

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  • جرده من ملابسهArabic
  • 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

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