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English noun: disorder

1. disorder (state) a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning

SamplesThe doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder.
Everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time.


Broader (hypernym)physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state

Narrower (hyponym)abocclusion, abruptio placentae, achlorhydria, acholia, achylia, achylia gastrica, acute brain disorder, acute organic brain syndrome, adenosis, ailment, bladder disorder, cardiovascular disease, celiac disease, cheilosis, choking, cholestasis, colpoxerosis, complaint, defect of speech, degenerative disorder, disturbance, dysaphia, dysosmia, dysphagia, dysuria, eating disorder, failure, fantods, folie, functional disorder, gland disease, glandular disease, glandular disorder, haematocolpometra, haematocolpos, hematocolpometra, hematocolpos, hydrocele, hyperactivity, idiopathic disease, idiopathic disorder, idiopathy, ill, immunological disorder, impacted tooth, impaction, impaction, learning disability, learning disorder, malocclusion, mental disorder, mental disturbance, metabolic disorder, nervous disorder, neurological disease, neurological disorder, olfactory impairment, organic disorder, parosamia, perleche, psilosis, psychological disorder, sleep disorder, speech defect, speech disorder, sprue, strangulation, tropical sprue

2. disorder (state) a condition in which things are not in their expected places

SamplesThe files are in complete disorder.


Broader (hypernym)condition, status

Narrower (hyponym)clutter, disarrangement, disorganisation, disorganization, fuddle, jumble, mare's nest, mess, messiness, muddle, muss, mussiness, shambles, smother, untidiness, welter

Antonymsorderliness, order

3. disorder (state) a disturbance of the peace or of public order

Broader (hypernym)state

Narrower (hyponym)anarchy, commotion, confusion, discord, disorderliness, disruption, disturbance, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, instability, kerfuffle, lawlessness, riot, rioting, roughness, rowdiness, rowdyism, strife, Sturm und Drang, to-do, turbulence, upheaval


English verb: disorder

1. disorder (emotion) disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed

SamplesShe was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill.

Synonymscark, disquiet, distract, perturb, trouble, unhinge

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)disturb, trouble, upset

Narrower (hyponym)vex, worry

2. disorder (change) bring disorder to


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)derange, disarrange, jumble, mess, mess up, perturb, scramble, throw out of kilter, throw together


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