Untidy vs Disorder - What's the difference?

untidy | disorder |

As an adjective untidy

is sloppy.

As a noun disorder is

absence of order; state of not being arranged in an orderly manner.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • Sloppy.
  • Disorganized.
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    * disorderly * slovenly


    * neat * tidy





    Alternative forms

    * disordre (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • Absence of order; state of not being arranged in an orderly manner.
  • After playing the children left the room in disorder .
  • A disturbance of civic peace or of public order.
  • The class was thrown into disorder when the teacher left the room
    The army tried to prevent disorder when claims the elections had been rigged grew stronger.
  • (medicine) A physical or psychical malfunction.
  • Bulimia is an eating disorder .


    * (absence of order) chaos, entropy; see also * (disturbance of civic peace) See also

    Derived terms

    * autism spectrum disorder * borderline personality disorder * disordely * eating disorder * seasonal affective disorder * spectrum disorder