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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.


Synonymsupset


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.


Synonymsdisorderliness


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


Antonymsorder


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


Synonymsdisarray


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


Antonymsorder









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