Definitions for: Disarray

[n] untidiness (especially of clothing and appearance)
[n] a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
[v] bring disorder to

Webster (1913) Definition: Dis`ar*ray", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disarrayed; p. pr.
& vb. n. Disarraying.] [Pref. dis- + array, v.: cf. OF.
desarroyer, desarreier.]
1. To throw into disorder; to break the array of.

Who with fiery steeds Oft disarrayed the foes in
battle ranged. --Fenton.

2. To take off the dress of; to unrobe.

So, as she bade, the witch they disarrayed.

Dis`ar*ray", n. [Cf. F. d['e]sarroi.]
1. Want of array or regular order; disorder; confusion.

Disrank the troops, set all in disarray. --Daniel.

2. Confused attire; undress. --Spenser.

Synonyms: confusion, disorder, disorderliness, mental confusion

Antonyms: order

See Also: alter, bafflement, befuddlement, bemusement, bewilderment, change, cognitive state, daze, derange, disarrange, disorientation, distraction, fog, half-cock, haze, jamais vu, jumble, mess, mess up, messiness, mystification, obfuscation, perplexity, perturb, puzzlement, scramble, state of mind, throw out of kilter, throw together, untidiness

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