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1. disarray

noun. ['ˌdɪsɝˈeɪ, ˌdɪsəˈreɪ'] a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior.

Synonyms

  • distraction
  • fog
  • perplexity
  • muddiness
  • obfuscation
  • disorientation
  • confusedness
  • bewilderment
  • bemusement
  • confusion
  • state of mind
  • daze
  • mental confusion
  • jamais vu
  • cognitive state
  • befuddlement
  • half-cock
  • mystification
  • puzzlement
  • haze

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • outwardness
  • unconsciousness
  • inwardness

Etymology

  • disareyen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • desarroyer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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How do you pronounce disarray?

Pronounce disarray as ˌdɪsəˈreɪ.

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Example sentences of the word disarray


1. Noun, singular or mass
A plumber took your money and left your pipes in disarray.

2. disarray

noun. ['ˌdɪsɝˈeɪ, ˌdɪsəˈreɪ'] untidiness (especially of clothing and appearance).

Synonyms

  • disorderliness
  • untidiness

Antonyms

  • attention
  • show
  • clarity

Etymology

  • disareyen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • desarroyer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. disarray

verb. ['ˌdɪsɝˈeɪ, ˌdɪsəˈreɪ'] bring disorder to.

Synonyms

  • derange
  • jumble
  • throw together
  • alter
  • mess up
  • scramble
  • modify
  • mess
  • change
  • disorder
  • throw out of kilter
  • disarrange

Antonyms

  • certainty
  • consciousness
  • uncertainty
  • sensitize

Etymology

  • disareyen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • desarroyer (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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