disarray

[dis-uh-rey]
verb (used with object)
1.
to put out of array or order; throw into disorder.
2.
to undress.
noun
3.
disorder; confusion: The army retreated in disarray.
4.
disorder of apparel.

Origin:
1350–1400; (noun) late Middle English; Middle English disrai, d(e)rai < Anglo-French dissairay, Old French desaroi; (v.) Middle English disarayen < Anglo-French desaraier, Old French desareer; see dis-1, array

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disarray (ˌdɪsəˈreɪ)
 
n
1.  confusion, dismay, and lack of discipline
2.  (esp of clothing) disorderliness; untidiness
 
vb
3.  to throw into confusion
4.  archaic to undress

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disarray
late 14c., from dis- "lack of" (see dis-) + array.
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Example sentences
Many historians have taken intense interest in recent reports about the office's alleged disarray.
Their chances are boosted by the disarray among other groups.
Her work could throw fishing ethics into disarray.
While his work is a success, his personal life is in disarray.
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