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DISARRAY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does disarray mean? 

DISARRAY (noun)
  The noun DISARRAY has 2 senses:

1. a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
2. untidiness (especially of clothing and appearance)

  Familiarity information: DISARRAY used as a noun is rare.


DISARRAY (verb)
  The verb DISARRAY has 1 sense:

1. bring disorder to

  Familiarity information: DISARRAY used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISARRAY (noun)


Sense 1disarray [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

confusedness; disarray; mental confusion; confusion; muddiness

Context example:

a confusion of impressions

Hypernyms ("disarray" is a kind of...):

cognitive state; state of mind (the state of a person's cognitive processes)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "disarray"):

disorientation (confusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed; uncertainty as to direction)

perplexity (trouble or confusion resulting from complexity)

bafflement; befuddlement; bemusement; bewilderment; mystification; obfuscation; puzzlement (confusion resulting from failure to understand)

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

half-cock (confusion resulting from lack of preparation)

daze; fog; haze (confusion characterized by lack of clarity)

distraction (mental turmoil)


Sense 2disarray [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Untidiness (especially of clothing and appearance)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

disarray; disorderliness

Hypernyms ("disarray" is a kind of...):

messiness; untidiness (the trait of being untidy and messy)


DISARRAY (verb)


Sense 1disarray [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bring disorder to

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

disarray; disorder

Hypernyms (to "disarray" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "disarray"):

mess; mess up (make a mess of or create disorder in)

derange; perturb; throw out of kilter (throw into great confusion or disorder)

disarrange (disturb the arrangement of)

jumble; scramble; throw together (bring into random order)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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