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Disorder

Disorder
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.
4. Disturbance of the functions of the animal economy of the soul; sickness; derangement. Disorder in the body.
Synonym: Irregularity, disarrangement, confusion, tumult, bustle, disturbance, disease, illness, indisposition, sickness, ailment, malady, distemper. See disease.
Origin: Pref. Dis- – order: cf. F. Desordre.
1. To disturb the order of; to derange or disarrange; to throw into confusion; to confuse. Disordering the whole frame or jurisprudence. (Burke) 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
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was so much disordered by party spirit.” (Macaulay)
3. To depose from holy orders.
Synonym: to disarrange, derange, confuse, discompose.
Origin: Disordered; Disordering.


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