|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (a.) Not in order; marked by disorder; disarranged; immethodical; as, the books and papers are in a disorderly state.
2. (a.) Not acting in an orderly way, as the functions of the body or mind.
3. (a.) Not complying with the restraints of order and law; tumultuous; unruly; lawless; turbulent; as, disorderly people; disorderly assemblies.
4. (a.) Offensive to good morals and public decency; notoriously offensive; as, a disorderly house.
5. (adv.) In a disorderly manner; without law or order; irregularly; confusedly.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
dis-or'-der-li (ataktos): The word is found four times in the Epistles to the Thess (1 Thessalonians 5:14 2 Thessalonians 3:6, 7, 11), "Withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly."; "We behaved not ourselves disorderly."; "We hear of some that walk among you disorderly." The word is a military term and has reference to the soldier who does not keep the ranks (inordinatus, Liv). Then it refers to people who refuse to obey the civil laws, and thus it gets its meaning, "disorderly." It points to members in the early church, who, by their lives, became a reproach to the gospel of Christ (compare 1 Thessalonians 4:11, 12).
Henry E. Dosker
Disorderly (8 Occurrences)
Acts 19:40 For in connexion with to-day's proceedings there is danger of our being charged with attempted insurrection, there having been no real reason for this riot; nor shall we be able to justify the behaviour of this disorderly mob." (WEY NAS)
1 Thessalonians 5:14 We exhort you, brothers, admonish the disorderly, encourage the fainthearted, support the weak, be patient toward all. (WEB ASV DBY WBS YLT)
2 Thessalonians 3:6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. (KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT)
2 Thessalonians 3:7 For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you; (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
2 Thessalonians 3:11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. (KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Titus 1:6 If any is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children, not accused of riot, or disorderly. (WBS)
Titus 1:7 For the overseer must be free from all charge against him as God's steward; not headstrong, not passionate, not disorderly through wine, not a striker, not seeking gain by base means; (DBY)
Titus 1:10 For there are many and disorderly vain speakers and deceivers of people's minds, specially those of the circumcision, (DBY WBS)