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disorder

[ dis-awr-der ]SEE DEFINITION OF disorder

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISORDER

Her eyes were red with weeping, and her hair was in disorder.

I hid behind the greenhouse doors, to see the meaning of this disorder.

From this peculiarity he names the disorder Convulsio spargens.

A disorder which renders the sufferer unable to curb his tongue when you wish to talk.

Her hair was pulled down in disorder, and all the dogs were allowed to bark at her.

You can excuse the disorder and discomfort of a painter's studio?'

I had no reason to believe that Mr. Montenero saw the cause of my disorder.

But won't you admit, doctor, the possibility of some disorder of the will?

Her dress was nowise trim, and suggested neither tidiness nor disorder.

Her disorder was pronounced by the physicians to be a rapid decline.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from dis- "not" (see dis-) + the verb order (v.). Replaced earlier disordeine (mid-14c.), from Old French desordainer, from Medieval Latin disordinare "throw into disorder," from Latin ordinare "to order, regulate" (see ordain). Related: Disordered; disordering.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DISORDER

derangement

nounconfusion
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disease

nounailment, affliction
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