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disarray (noun) disorder.
Things in disarray are things not in order. They are in a state of untidiness. Your room is in disarray if nothing is in its proper place. 'The house is in disarray after the New Year revelry.' This means that after the New Year Day's party, the night before, the furniture, the cups, plates, mugs, etc., were scattered all over the hall. It was yet to be tidied up. Negotiations between two parties are in disarray if no settlement is in sight.
- Our well laid out plans for a picnic were thrown into disarray by the arrival of old aunt Jane who frowns at everything that gives a little pleasure.
- The library is ill-maintained. Valuable manuscripts and rare books are always found lying in disarray on some of the side tables with none to keep them in proper order or classify them systematically.