disorderly


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disorderly

adjective aberrant, aggressive, agitated, anarchic, anarchical, anarchistic, barbaric, barbarous, blustering, blustery, boisterous, brutal, careless, churlish, confused, contumacious, defiant, deranged, disagreeable, disarranged, discomposed, discourteous, disgraceful, disheveled, disjointed, disobedient, disorganized, dissolute, disturbed, explosive, fitful, fluctuating, froward, heinous, ill-mannered, immoderate, impolite, improper, incendiary, indecorous, inflammatory, insolent, intemperate, irregular, lawbreaking, lawless, licentious, loud, mannerless, misbehaved, misbehaving, mutinous, nihilistic, nonobservant, obstreperous, orderless, out of order, outrageous, quarrelsome, rackety, raging, rampant, random, rebellious, recalcitrant, refractory, restive, revolutionary, riotous, rough, rowdy, rude, ruffianly, savage, scampish, scandalous, slovenly, stormy, strong, tangled, tempestuous, tumultuary, tumultuous, unauthorized, unbridled, uncivil, uncivilized, uncontrolled, uncourtly, uncurbed, uneven, ungenteel, ungentle, ungentlemanlike, ungentlemanly, ungoverned, unladylike, unmanageable, unmannerly, unmethodical, unmitigated, unregulated, unrepressed, unruly, unseemly, unsettled, unsteady, unsubmissive, unsystematic, untidy, untrained, uprisen, uproarious, violent, warlike, wayward, wild
Associated concepts: breach of the peace, disorderly connuct, disorderly houses, disorderly persons, disturbance of the public peace
See also: culpable, disjointed, disobedient, haphazard, lawless, licentious, perverse, slipshod, uncontrollable, unruly

disorderly

see DISORDER.
References in classic literature ?
If opposition to the national government should arise from the disorderly conduct of refractory or seditious individuals, it could be overcome by the same means which are daily employed against the same evil under the State governments.
Is not Medoro the mythic form for all courtiers of feminine royalty, and Orlando the myth of disorderly, furious, and impotent revolutions, which destroy but cannot produce?
John, in the midst of this disorderly competition of poverty and meanness, sat stunned, contemplating the mountain bulk of his misfortunes.
It might be thought that, in his anxiety, he would be constantly watching the changes of the wind, the disorderly raging of the billows--every chance, in short, which might force the Mongolia to slacken her speed, and thus interrupt his journey.
The sound of drumming and trumpeting came from the Albany Street Barracks, and every church within earshot was hard at work killing sleep with a vehement disorderly tocsin.
All these old soldiers commit excesses which were tolerated in the time of the emperor, but which are not suffered now, for the people here do not like soldiers of such disorderly conduct.
He saw his clothes in disorderly array upon the grass of the bank.
There were the tall hollyhocks beginning to flower and dazzle the eye with their pink, white, and yellow; there were the syringas and Guelder roses, all large and disorderly for want of trimming; there were leafy walls of scarlet beans and late peas; there was a row of bushy filberts in one direction, and in another a huge apple-tree making a barren circle under its low-spreading boughs.
There was no municipal police for the purpose of apprehending vagrants and disorderly characters.
The roar of the gun echoed along the mountains, and died away to the north, like distant thunder, while the whole flock of alarmed birds seemed, for a moment, thrown into one disorderly and agitated mass.
And when he had let fall these words, with his accustomed gravity, Monsieur turned his eyes, in a certain manner, upon the people of his suite, so that all, pages, officers, and equerries, quitted the service, knives and goblets, and made towards the second chamber a retreat as rapid as it was disorderly.
We had just cleared the Mark Boat and her disorderly neighbours when the storm ended as suddenly as it had begun.