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Definition of disorderly:

  1. In a disorderly manner; without law or order; irregularly; confusedly.
  2. Not acting in an orderly way, as the functions of the body or mind.
  3. Not complying with the restraints of order and law; tumultuous; unruly; lawless; turbulent; as, disorderly people; disorderly assemblies.
  4. Not in order; marked by disorder; disarranged; immethodical; as, the books and papers are in a disorderly state.
  5. Offensive to good morals and public decency; notoriously offensive; as, a disorderly house.


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