Disarray vs Unsettle - What's the difference?

disarray | unsettle |

As verbs the difference between disarray and unsettle

is that disarray is to throw into disorder; to break the array of while unsettle is to make upset or uncomfortable.

As a noun disarray

is want of array or regular order; disorder; confusion.




(en verb)
  • To throw into disorder; to break the array of.
  • * Fenton
  • Who with fiery steeds / Oft disarrayed the foes in battle ranged.
  • To take off the dress of; to unrobe.
  • * Spenser
  • So, as she bade, the witch they disarrayed .


    * array


    (en noun)
  • Want of array or regular order; disorder; confusion.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=April 15 , author=Phil McNulty , title=Tottenham 1-5 Chelsea , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Tottenham pushed forward in an attempt to complete the recovery - but only succeeded in leaving themselves wide open to Chelsea's attacks and Redknapp's side ended in total disarray .}}
  • Confused attire; undress; dishabille.
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  • To make upset or uncomfortable
  • :Don't unsettle the horses or they'll bolt.
  • *{{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=May 9 , author=Jonathan Wilson , title=Europa League: Radamel Falcao's Atl├ętico Madrid rout Athletic Bilbao , work=the Guardian citation , page= , passage=Athletic have been showing signs of fatigue domestically and they never quite seemed to reach the same pitch of intensity that had so unsettled Manchester United and Schalke 04 in earlier rounds. }}
  • To bring into disorder or disarray
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