Disorderly vs Untidy - What's the difference?

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Disorderly is a synonym of untidy.


As adjectives the difference between disorderly and untidy

is that disorderly is not in order; marked by disorder or disarray while untidy is sloppy.

disorderly

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Not in order; marked by disorder or disarray.
  • The books and papers are in a disorderly state.
  • Not acting in an orderly way, as the functions of the body or mind.
  • Not complying with the restraints of order and law; unruly; lawless.
  • disorderly''' people; '''disorderly assemblies
  • (legal) Offensive to good morals and public decency.
  • a disorderly house

    Derived terms

    * disorderliness

    untidy

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Sloppy.
  • Disorganized.
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  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=There were many wooden chairs for the bulk of his visitors, and two wicker armchairs with red cloth cushions for superior people. From the packing-cases had emerged some Indian clubs, […], and all these articles […] made a scattered and untidy decoration that Mrs. Clough assiduously dusted and greatly cherished.}}

    Synonyms

    * disorderly * slovenly

    Antonyms

    * neat * tidy

    Anagrams

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