Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Being in disorder; lawless; disreputable.

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Usage examples "disorderly":

  1. I saw instead a crowd of fellows on the porch who made our dejection look like disorderly conduct. - "At Good Old Siwash", George Fitch.
  2. Even those actor- managers who made no secret before the Committee of their contempt for the present operation of the censorship, and their indignation at being handed over to a domestic official as casual servants of a specially disorderly kind, demanded, not the abolition of the institution, but such a reform as might make it consistent with their dignity and unobstructive to their higher artistic aims. - "The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet", George Bernard Shaw.
  3. Before the day was done Grant had won the field and compelled a disorderly retreat. - "Ulysses S. Grant", Walter Allen.