adj [usu attrib 通常作定语]
1 untidy 凌乱的; 无秩序的
*a disorderly heap of clothes 乱七八糟的一堆衣服.
2 (of people or behaviour) showing a lack of self-control; disturbing public order （指人或行为）不能律己的, 妨碍治安的
*a disorderly mob, demonstration, meeting, etc 扰乱社会秩序的暴民、示威活动、集会等
* (law 律) a disorderly house, ie where prostitution or illegal gambling is carried on 妓院（或非法赌场）.
3 (idm 习语) drunk and disorderly => drunk. disorderliness n [U].
untidy or without any order
≠ orderly clothes left in a disorderly heap
behaving in a noisy violent way and causing trouble in a public placedisorderly conduct/behaviour He was arrested for disorderly conduct. Bell denied being drunk and disorderly .