2. undress, take one's clothes off, disrobe, strip.
-n. 3. disorder, displacement, dislocation, disarrangement, disorganization, unsettledness, discomposure, derangement; dishevelment, untidiness, clutter, mess, heap, pile, huddle; confusion, confusedness, muddle, Inf. guddle; hash, hodge-podge, mishmash; jumble, tangle, knot, snarl; mix-up, snafu, Inf. foul-up, Sl. ball-up, Brit. Sl. balls-up.
4. disorderly or sloppy dress, dishabille, undress, careless or loose dress.
disaster, n. 1. catastrophe, calamity, tragedy, terrible accident or occurrence, Sl. curtains; shock, blow, heavy or staggering or nasty blow, buffet, stroke, fell stroke, stroke of ill or bad luck or fortune; mishap, mischance, misfortune, miscarriage, misadventure, Scot. and North Eng. mishanter or mischanter; accident, casualty, glitch; reverse, reversal, reverse of fortune, setback, comedown, bringdown, bitter pill.
2. cataclysm, convulsion, spasm, upheaval, eruption, sudden violent change or disturbance; debacle, collapse, downfall, breakdown, break up.
3. flood, deluge, inundation, washout, engulfment, alluvion, alluvium; avalanche, landslide, mudslide; earthquake, quake; typhoon, hurricane: tidal wave, tsunami; cyclone, tornado, Inf. twister.
4. (all of performances, entertainment, etc.) failure, fiasco, Inf flop, Inf. fizzle, Inf. dud, Inf washout, Sl. bomb, Sl. turkey.
5. affliction, adversity, hurt, harm, ruin, ruination, wrack and ruin, desolation; trouble, trouble and strife, sea of troubles, hardship, storm and stress; infelicity, ill or bad luck, hard luck, ill or bad fortune, ambsace, evil eye, evil wind, dark star or cloud, storm clouds.
disastrous, adj. 1. catastrophic, calamitous, cataclysmic, cataclysmal; ruinous, destructive, destroying, devastating, demolishing; ravaging, desolating, blighting, withering; harrowing, dire, black, fatal.
2. crushing, disheartening; grievous, sore, hard to bear or take; severe, hard, heavy, Sl. heavy-duty.
3. appalling, shocking, frightful, horrendous, dreadful, sinistrous; wretched, miserable, deplorable, pitiful, pitiable, piteous, pathetic, pathetical; unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky.
disavow, v. 1. disclaim, deny, gainsay, contradict, disaffirm; retract, recant, recall, unsay, take back; repudiate, renounce, (usu. under oath) abjure, forswear; defect, apostatize.
2. disown, reject, cast off; disinherit, disherit, Rare. exheredate, cut off; wash one's hands of, turn one's back on, have nothing further to do with.
disavowal, n. 1. denial, disaffirmation, retraction, recantation, recall; contradiction, gainsay; disclaimer, disclamation.
2. repudiation, renunciation, renouncement, (usu. under oath) abjuration; disowning, discarding, rejecting, rejection, disinheriting, disheriting.
disband, v. break up, dissolve, disorganize, dismiss, let go; disperse, scatter, separate; muster out, release, demobilize, send home, inactivate; retire, fold, close, put in mothballs.
disbelief, n. 1. unbelief, incredulity, distrust, discredit, nonconviction; skepticism, doubt, dissent, questioning, challenge; rejection, scorn, repudiation, denial, negation, nihilism.
2. irreverence, free thought, irreligion; paganism, Pyrrhonism, godlessness, infidelity; agnosticism, atheism.
disbeliever, n. unbeliever, skeptic, doubter; atheist, agnostic. See - unbeliever.