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Definition 1: untidiness (especially of clothing and appearance) - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for disarray in the sense of this definition

(disarray is a kind of ...) the trait of being untidy and messy

Definition 2: a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where disarray or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a confusion of impressions

Synonyms for disarray in the sense of this definition

(disarray is a kind of ...) the state of a person's cognitive processes

(... is a kind of disarray ) confusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed; uncertainty as to direction

"his disorientation was the result of inattention"

(... is a kind of disarray ) mental turmoil

"he drives me to distraction"

(... is a kind of disarray ) confusion characterized by lack of clarity

(... is a kind of disarray ) confusion resulting from lack of preparation

(... is a kind of disarray ) the experience of being unfamiliar with a person or situation that is actually very familiar; associated with certain types of epilepsy

(... is a kind of disarray ) confusion resulting from failure to understand

(... is a kind of disarray ) trouble or confusion resulting from complexity

Definition 3: bring disorder to - [verb of change]

Synonyms for disarray in the sense of this definition

(disarray is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of disarray ) make a mess of or create disorder in

"He messed up his room"

(... is a kind of disarray ) throw into great confusion or disorder

"Fundamentalists threaten to perturb the social order"

(... is a kind of disarray ) disturb the arrangement of

"disarrange the papers"

(... is a kind of disarray ) bring into random order

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