disarray


disarray
noun
ADJECTIVE
complete, total, utter
general
some
financial
VERB + DISARRAY
fall into

His personal life fell into disarray when his wife left him.

throw sth into

Our plans were thrown into disarray by the strike.

PREPOSITION
in disarray

The meeting broke up in disarray.

disarray within

a period of disarray within the party

PHRASES
a state of disarray

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