1. a state of disorganization or untidiness. “her gray hair was in disarray” Similar: disorder, confusion, chaos, untidiness, dishevelment, mess, muddle, clutter, jumble, mix -up tangle, hotchpotch, shambles, shambles, disorganization, lack of order, discomposure, disunity, indiscipline, unruliness. Opposite: tidiness, orderliness
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  1. to throw (someone or something) into a state of disorganization or untidiness. “The inspection disarrayed the usual schedule” Similar: disarrange. make untidy, bring/throw into disarray, bring/throw into disorder disorganized, turn upside-down, unsettled. Opposite: tidy organize
  2. LITERARY strip (someone) of clothing. “attendant damsels to help to disarray her”

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