Definition of disorderly:
- In a disorderly manner; without law or order; irregularly; confusedly.
- Not acting in an orderly way, as the functions of the body or mind.
- Not complying with the restraints of order and law; tumultuous; unruly; lawless; turbulent; as, disorderly people; disorderly assemblies.
- Not in order; marked by disorder; disarranged; immethodical; as, the books and papers are in a disorderly state.
- Offensive to good morals and public decency; notoriously offensive; as, a disorderly house.
rumbustious, fighting, tumbled, wild, rumpled, pell-mell, recalcitrant, untidy, indocile, vicious, boisterous, chaotic, upside-down, tousled, out of order, untrained, unkempt, cloak-and-dagger, hush-hush, unmanageable, topsy-turvy, clandestine, sloppy, hole-and-corner, organized, fractious, slovenly, moblike, surreptitious, secret, peace, lawbreaking, intractable, order, scrubby, indiscriminate, rowdy, robustious, jumbled, ungovernable, underground, brawling, obstinate, anyhow, disruptive, brutal, barbarous, straggly, mobbish, untoward, rambunctious, murderous, obstreperous, violent, raucous, unsystematic, mussy, resist, disarranged, cockeyed, turbulent, littered, undercover, mob, mussed, uncontrollable, ferocious, hugger mugger, drunk, unruly, helter-skelter, all over the place, refractory, riotous, higgledy-piggledy, thuggish, control, heterogeneous, bloodthirsty, anarchic, neat, rough-and-tumble, messed, unrestrained.
chaotic (part of speech: adjective)
- out of control,
- scattered (part of speech: adjective)
- chaotically (part of speech: adverb)
- "This Crowded Earth", Robert Bloch.
She was accustomed to walking through John Biery's main room to gain the stair that led to her own; on the whole it was not disorderly, or Susannah had but to appear on the threshold to reduce it to order.- "The Mormon Prophet", Lily Dougall.
By and by certain persons came who apprehended him and James Bird for being in a disorderly house; and having carried them to the watch house, they were there both charged with robbing and beating, in a most cruel and barbarous manner, a poor old woman near Rag Fair.- "Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences", Arthur L. Hayward.