disorderly
I adjective aberrant, aggressive, agitated, anarchic, anarchical, anarchistic, barbaric, barbarous, bellicose, blustering, blustery, boisterous, brutal, careless, churlish, confused, contumacious, defiant, deranged, destructive, disagreeable, disarranged, discomposed, discontinuous, discourteous, disgraceful, disheveled, disjointed, disobedient, disorganized, dissolute, disturbed, explosive, fitful, fluctuating, froward, heinous, ill-mannered, immethodical, immoderate, impolite, improper, incendiary, incorrigible, indecorous, inflammatory, insolent, insurrectionary, intemperate, irregular, lawbreaking, lawless, licentious, loud, mannerless, misbehaved, misbehaving, mutinous, nihilistic, nonobservant, obstreperous, orderless, out of order, outrageous, quarrelsome, rackety, raging, rampant, random, rebellious, recalcitrant, refractory, resisting, restive, revolutionary, riotous, rough, rowdy, rude, ruffianly, savage, scampish, scandalous, slovenly, stormy, strong, tangled, tempestuous, tumultuary, tumultuous, turbulent, unauthorized, unbridled, uncivil, uncivilized, uncommendable, uncontrolled, uncourtly, uncurbed, undisciplined, uneven, ungenteel, ungentle, ungentlemanlike, ungentlemanly, ungoverned, unladylike, unmanageable, unmannered, unmannerly, unmethodical, unmitigated, unquelled, unregulated, unrepressed, unruly, unseemly, unsettled, unsteady, unsubmissive, unsystematic, untidy, untrained, uprisen, uproarious, violent, warlike, wayward, wild associated concepts: breach of the peace, disorderly conduct, disorderly houses, disorderly persons, disturbance of the public peace II index culpable, disjointed, disobedient, haphazard, lawless, licentious, perverse, slipshod, uncontrollable, unruly

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


disorderly
adj.
Contrary to standards of law-abiding, peaceful behavior.

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  • disorderly — dis|or|der|ly [ dıs ɔrdərli ] adjective 1. ) behaving in a noisy or violent way: She admitted conducting herself in a disorderly manner. drunk and disorderly (=behaving badly because of having drunk too much alcohol): He was fined $100 for being… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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