What does disarray mean?

Definitions for disarrayˌdɪs əˈreɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word disarray.

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


  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.]

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.]

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  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

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. Andrew Lebovich:

    Libya is closer and easier to reach for some African fighters than Syria, and the political disarray there opens space for fighters to enter and operate.

  3. 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.

  4. Eytan Gilboa:

    These things are formulated weeks if not months before such a visit, but it seems that the White House is in such disarray that it's not clear what will happen.

  5. 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.

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Translations for disarray

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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
  • Chinese

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