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Physical MessPlay
Refers to actual items scattered or in disorder, not just abstract concepts. SlideHis desk was in disarray, with papers and books everywhere.
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Emotional ImpactPlay
Can imply a feeling of being overwhelmed due to the mess or disorder. SlideThe destroyed village lay in disarray, leaving the survivors distraught.
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Often used to describe the state of things after an event has caused chaos. SlidePost-festival, the park was left in disarray with litter strewn about.