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Meaning of DISORDER

Pronunciation:  dis'ordur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a disturbance of the peace or of public order
  2. [n]  condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
  3. [n]  a condition in which things are not in their expected places; "the files are in complete disorder"
  4. [v]  bring disorder to
  5. [v]  disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed; "She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill"

DISORDER is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: cark, disarray, disquiet, distract, perturb, trouble, unhinge, upset
 Antonyms: order, order, orderliness
 See Also: abocclusion, abruptio placentae, achlorhydria, acholia, achylia, achylia gastrica, acute brain disorder, acute organic brain syndrome, adenosis, ailment, alter, anarchy, bladder disorder, cardiovascular disease, celiac disease, change, cheilosis, choking, cholestasis, clutter, colpoxerosis, commotion, complaint, condition, confusion, degenerative disorder, derange, disarrange, disarrangement, discord, disorderliness, disorganisation, disorganization, disruption, disturb, disturbance, dysaphia, dysosmia, dyspahgia, dysuria, eating disorder, failure, fantods, flutter, folie, functional disorder, gland disease, glandular disease, glandular disorder, haematocolpometra, haematocolpos, hematocolpometra, hematocolpos, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, hydrocele, hyperactivity, idiopathic disease, idiopathic disorder, idiopathy, ill, immunological disorder, impacted tooth, impaction, instability, jumble, jumble, kerfuffle, lawlessness, learning disability, learning disorder, malocclusion, mare's nest, mental disorder, mental disturbance, mess, mess, mess up, messiness, metabolic disorder, muddle, muss, mussiness, nervous disorder, neurological disease, neurological disorder, ofactory impairment, organic disorder, parosamia, perleche, perturb, psychological disorder, riot, rioting, roughness, rowdiness, rowdyism, scramble, shambles, sleep disorder, smother, speech defect, speech disorder, sprue, state, status, stir, strangulation, strife, Sturm und Drang, throw out of kilter, throw together, to-do, tropical sprue, turbulence, turmoil, untidiness, upheaval, upset, vex, welter, worry



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis*or"der\, n. [Pref. dis- + order: cf. F.
    1. Want of order or regular disposition; lack of arrangement;
       confusion; disarray; as, the troops were thrown into
       disorder; the papers are in disorder.
    2. Neglect of order or system; irregularity.
             From vulgar bounds with brave disorder part, And
             snatch a grace beyond the reach of art. --Pope.
    3. Breach of public order; disturbance of the peace of
       society; tumult. --Shak.
    4. Disturbance of the functions of the animal economy of the
       soul; sickness; derangement. ``Disorder in the body.''
    Syn: Irregularity; disarrangement; confusion; tumult; bustle;
         disturbance; disease; illness; indisposition; sickness;
         ailment; malady; distemper. See {Disease}.
  2. \Dis*or"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disordered}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Disordering}.]
    1. To disturb the order of; to derange or disarrange; to
       throw into confusion; to confuse.
             Disordering the whole frame or jurisprudence.
             The burden . . . disordered the aids and auxiliary
             rafters into a common ruin.           --Jer. Taylor.
    2. To disturb or interrupt the regular and natural functions
       of (either body or mind); to produce sickness or
       indisposition in; to discompose; to derange; as, to
       disorder the head or stomach.
             A man whose judgment was so much disordered by party
             spirit.                               --Macaulay.
    3. To depose from holy orders. [Obs.] --Dryden.
    Syn: To disarrange; derange; confuse; discompose.
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