In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of political party) desorganización feminine(of thoughts) confusión feminine(of appearance) desaliño masculinethe troops were in disarray — entre las tropas reinaba la confusión / el caos
- a party in complete disarray — un partido totalmente desorganizado
- her papers/clothes were in total disarray — sus papeles estaban completamente desordenados/su ropa estaba completamente desordenada
- The room was in general disarray with rubbish strewn all over the floor.
- And that in turn implies a general disarray in the Brown chancellorship.
- The police force is in total disarray, desperately in need of reorganization.
- But when it comes to postwar Iraq it seems to be in complete disarray.
- The election results and the general disarray showed that Blair continues to be very vulnerable.
- Celtic were a club in utter disarray before O'Neill arrived in Parkhead in 2000.
- But if the Labour Party thinks the Tories' disarray is long-lasting, they are deluded.
- The association soon fell into disarray due mainly to the petty in fighting among the less advanced worlds.
- But the leadership and the entire organization is in total disarray at the moment.
- Another handicap was the financial disarray that began to beset Germany.
- All of this was taking place against a background of financial disarray for most of the clubs.
- The department had been in a state of financial disarray for at least four years, and possibly longer.
- Steve loomed over her, his face puffed with exertion and his beard tangled and in disarray.
- She must've looked a mess, cheeks flushed and hair in disarray.
- A new documentary offers a fascinating glimpse inside a Dean campaign in disarray at a critical moment.
- Furniture and papers were all jumbled together in disarray.
- More books, tumbling off the shelves now, landing about the room in utter disarray.
- We compare that achievement to the National Party, which is in total and utter disarray.
- Our residence in Baker Street had the reputation of being cluttered and in disarray, so perhaps he thought this was its normal appearance.
- After much gnashing of teeth, people thought our game was in complete disarray.
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