Disarray meaning

dĭsə-rā
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To throw something off and cause it to become chaotic is the definition of disarray.

When you are late for an appointment and you throw the entire appointment schedule off for the day, this is an example of a time when you disarray.

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A state of disorder; confusion.
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To throw into confusion; upset.
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To throw into disorder; to break the array of.
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To undress.
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To throw into disorder or confusion; upset.
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To undress.
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An untidy condition; disorder; confusion.
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A state of disorderly or insufficient dress.
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Disorderly dress.
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To take off the dress of; to unrobe.
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Want of array or regular order; disorder; confusion.
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Confused attire; undress; dishabille.
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Disarray is defined as a state of chaos or disorganization.

When everything is a total mess, this is an example of disarray.

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Origin of disarray

  • From Middle English disareyen (“to disarray”), from Middle French desarroyer, from Old French desareer, from des- 'dis-' + areer 'to array'

    From Wiktionary