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Dictionary Definition

disorder

Noun

1 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" [syn: upset]
2 a condition in which things are not in their expected places; "the files are in complete disorder" [syn: disorderliness] [ant: orderliness, orderliness]
3 a disturbance of the peace or of public order [ant: order]

Verb

1 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" [syn: perturb, unhinge, disquiet, trouble, cark, distract]
2 bring disorder to [syn: disarray] [ant: order]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From dis- and order.

Pronunciation

Noun

disorder
  1. absence of order; state of not being arranged in an orderly manner
    After playing the children left the room in disorder.
  2. a disturbance of civic peace or of public order
    The class was thrown into disorder when the teacher left the room
    The army tried to prevent disorder when claims the elections had been rigged grew stronger.
  3. a physical or psychical malfunction
    Bulimia is an eating disorder.
  1. defn English

Synonyms

  • absence of order; state of not being arranged in an orderly manner
chaos, entropy
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Translations

absence of order
disturbance of civic order or of public order
physical or psychical malfunction
*Dutch: wanorde

Extensive Definition

Disorder may refer to :
disorder in Arabic: فوضى
disorder in Italian: Disordine

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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