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dis·ar·ray

 (dĭs′ə-rā′)
n.
1. A state of disorder; confusion.
2. Disorderly dress.
tr.v. dis·ar·rayed, dis·ar·ray·ing, dis·ar·rays
1. To throw into confusion; upset.
2. To undress.

disarray

(ˌdɪsəˈreɪ)
n
1. confusion, dismay, and lack of discipline
2. (Clothing & Fashion) (esp of clothing) disorderliness; untidiness
vb (tr)
3. to throw into confusion
4. (Clothing & Fashion) archaic to undress

dis•ar•ray

(ˌdɪs əˈreɪ)

v.t.
1. to put out of array or order; throw into disorder.
2. to undress.
n.
3. disorder; confusion.
4. disorder of apparel.
[1350–1400; < Old French desaroi; see dis-1, array]

disarray


Past participle: disarrayed
Gerund: disarraying

Imperative
disarray
disarray
Present
I disarray
you disarray
he/she/it disarrays
we disarray
you disarray
they disarray
Preterite
I disarrayed
you disarrayed
he/she/it disarrayed
we disarrayed
you disarrayed
they disarrayed
Present Continuous
I am disarraying
you are disarraying
he/she/it is disarraying
we are disarraying
you are disarraying
they are disarraying
Present Perfect
I have disarrayed
you have disarrayed
he/she/it has disarrayed
we have disarrayed
you have disarrayed
they have disarrayed
Past Continuous
I was disarraying
you were disarraying
he/she/it was disarraying
we were disarraying
you were disarraying
they were disarraying
Past Perfect
I had disarrayed
you had disarrayed
he/she/it had disarrayed
we had disarrayed
you had disarrayed
they had disarrayed
Future
I will disarray
you will disarray
he/she/it will disarray
we will disarray
you will disarray
they will disarray
Future Perfect
I will have disarrayed
you will have disarrayed
he/she/it will have disarrayed
we will have disarrayed
you will have disarrayed
they will have disarrayed
Future Continuous
I will be disarraying
you will be disarraying
he/she/it will be disarraying
we will be disarraying
you will be disarraying
they will be disarraying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disarraying
you have been disarraying
he/she/it has been disarraying
we have been disarraying
you have been disarraying
they have been disarraying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disarraying
you will have been disarraying
he/she/it will have been disarraying
we will have been disarraying
you will have been disarraying
they will have been disarraying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disarraying
you had been disarraying
he/she/it had been disarraying
we had been disarraying
you had been disarraying
they had been disarraying
Conditional
I would disarray
you would disarray
he/she/it would disarray
we would disarray
you would disarray
they would disarray
Past Conditional
I would have disarrayed
you would have disarrayed
he/she/it would have disarrayed
we would have disarrayed
you would have disarrayed
they would have disarrayed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disarray - a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behaviordisarray - a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior; "a confusion of impressions"
cognitive state, state of mind - the state of a person's cognitive processes
disorientation - confusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed; uncertainty as to direction; "his disorientation was the result of inattention"
distraction - mental turmoil; "he drives me to distraction"
daze, haze, fog - confusion characterized by lack of clarity
half-cock - confusion resulting from lack of preparation
jamais vu - the experience of being unfamiliar with a person or situation that is actually very familiar; associated with certain types of epilepsy
bafflement, befuddlement, bemusement, bewilderment, mystification, obfuscation, puzzlement - confusion resulting from failure to understand
perplexity - trouble or confusion resulting from complexity
2.disarray - untidiness (especially of clothing and appearance)
messiness, untidiness - the trait of being untidy and messy
Verb1.disarray - bring disorder to
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
mess, mess up - make a mess of or create disorder in; "He messed up his room"
throw out of kilter, derange, perturb - throw into great confusion or disorder; "Fundamental Islamicists threaten to perturb the social order in Algeria and Egypt"
disarrange - disturb the arrangement of; "disarrange the papers"
throw together, jumble, scramble - bring into random order

disarray

noun
2. untidiness, state, mess, chaos, tangle, mix-up, muddle, clutter, shambles, jumble, hotchpotch, hodgepodge (U.S.), dishevelment, pig's breakfast (informal) He found the room in disarray.
untidiness tidiness, order, symmetry, neatness, arrangement, orderliness

disarray

nounverb
Translations
تَشَوُّش، فَوْضى، إضْطِراب
nepořádekzmatek
uorden
kupi
óreiîa
sąmyšis
nekartiba, sajukums

disarray

[ˌdɪsəˈreɪ] N (frm) [of house, flat] → desorden m; [of clothes] → desaliño m; [of institution, economy, government] → desorganización f
to be in disarray [house, flat] → estar totalmente desordenado; [clothes] → estar muy desarreglado or desaliñado; [thoughts] → estar en desorden; [institution, economy, government] → estar sumido en el caos, estar totalmente desorganizado
the troops fled in disarraylas tropas huyeron a la desbandada
this threw our plans into disarrayesto dio al traste con nuestros planes

disarray

[ˌdɪsəˈreɪ] ndésordre m, confusion f
in disarray [troops] → en déroute; [organization, government] → en plein désarroi; [thoughts] → embrouillé(e); [clothes] → en désordre; [hair] → en bataille
to throw sb into disarray → plonger qn dans le désarroi

disarray

nUnordnung f; to be in disarray (troops)in Auflösung (begriffen) sein; (thoughts, organization, political party)durcheinander or in Unordnung sein; (person)aufgelöst sein; (clothes)in unordentlichem Zustand sein
vtin Unordnung bringen

disarray

[ˌdɪsəˈreɪ] n in disarray (troops) → in rotta; (thoughts) → confuso/a; (clothes) → in disordine
to throw into disarray (things, plans) → buttare all'aria (people) → portare lo scompiglio in

disarray

(disəˈrei) noun
disorder. The living-room was in complete disarray after the party.
References in classic literature ?
The arbor was vacant, and its floor, table, and circular bench were still damp, and bestrewn with twigs and the disarray of the past storm.
By the Indian's side, and evidently sustaining a companionship with him, stood a white man, clad in a strange disarray of civilized and savage costume.
And then he bade them get the fire lit, and stalked out upon his crutch, with his hand on my shoulder, leaving them in a disarray, and silenced by his volubility rather than convinced.
For a few seconds she lay in her helpless attitude and disarray.
His room was an attic and as he thrust his head out, up and down the street there were a dozen echoes to the noise of his window sash, and heads in every kind of night disarray appeared.
And with the droop Of her flowery plumes in disarray, she floats Light through the hall.
Nor did I fail (as is the custom of landed proprietors all about the world) to parade the poor fellow up and down over my half a dozen acres; secretly rejoicing, nevertheless, that the disarray of the inclement season, and particularly the six inches of snow then upon the ground, prevented him from observing the ragged neglect of soil and shrubbery into which the place had lapsed.
It is a rich confusion of social self-congratulation and bodily disarray.
It had been represented to them that the disarray into which society had been thrown by this deplorable affair made their presence in town more necessary than ever.
We shall not try to give the reader an idea of that tetrahedral nose, that horseshoe mouth; that little left eye obstructed with a red, bushy, bristling eyebrow, while the right eye disappeared entirely beneath an enormous wart; of those teeth in disarray, broken here and there, like the embattled parapet of a fortress; of that callous lip, upon which one of these teeth encroached, like the tusk of an elephant; of that forked chin; and above all, of the expression spread over the whole; of that mixture of malice, amazement, and sadness.
The Scarecrow and Jack Pumpkinhead were still playing at quoits in the courtyard when the game was interrupted by the abrupt entrance of the Royal Army of Oz, who came flying in without his hat or gun, his clothes in sad disarray and his long beard floating a yard behind him as he ran.
But the glance that glides through the disarray of muslins rumpled in sleep enjoys, as it were, a feast of stolen fruit glowing between the leaves on a garden wall.