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disordered

[dis-awr-derd] /dɪsˈɔr dərd/
adjective
1.
lacking organization or in confusion; disarranged.
2.
suffering from or afflicted with a physical or mental disorder:
a disordered liver.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; disorder + -ed2
Related forms
disorderedly, adverb
disorderedness, noun
predisordered, adjective
undisordered, adjective
Synonyms
1. confused, disarrayed, haphazard.

disorder

[dis-awr-der] /dɪsˈɔr dər/
noun
1.
lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion:
Your room is in utter disorder.
2.
an irregularity:
a disorder in legal proceedings.
3.
breach of order; disorderly conduct; public disturbance.
4.
a disturbance in physical or mental health or functions; malady or dysfunction:
a mild stomach disorder.
verb (used with object)
5.
to destroy the order or regular arrangement of; disarrange.
6.
to derange the physical or mental health or functions of.
Origin
1470-80; dis-1 + order
Related forms
predisorder, noun
Synonyms
1. disorderliness, disarray, jumble, litter, clutter. 3. riot, turbulence. Disorder, brawl, disturbance, uproar are disruptions or interruptions of a peaceful situation. Disorder refers to civil unrest or to any scene in which there is confusion or fighting: The police went to the scene of the disorder. A brawl is a noisy, unseemly quarrel, usually in a public place: a tavern brawl. A disturbance is disorder of a size as to inconvenience people: to cause a disturbance. An uproar is a tumult, a bustle and clamor of many voices, often because of a disturbance: a mighty uproar. 4. ailment, malady, illness, complaint, sickness, indisposition. 5. disarray, mess up, disorganize. 6. disturb, upset, confuse.
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Examples from the web for disordered
  • Why the human body reacts in this disordered way to ostensibly harmless environmental substances remains in large part a mystery.
  • Her problem is that she has severely disordered brain chemistry that leads to her thinking and reacting in disordered ways.
  • Maybe, but in a disordered world of diffuse threats, having a widespread presence is valuable.
  • The economy already in a shambles, lie completely disordered and the losses are unsustainable.
  • The fact is plain that other great figures have led far more disordered lives and received far less censure.
  • But this riot of fantasy, this coinage of a disordered brain, did not impair the exercise of a shrewd wit.
  • Some zygotes die because they're objectively disordered, if you'll pardon the expression.
  • Yet entropy, the tendency of isolated systems to become more disordered, imposes a bias.
  • These systems invariably proceed to disordered, or high-entropy, arrangements.
  • It requires the sometimes disordered space to make a mistake and experiment to move beyond accepted norms and preconceptions.
British Dictionary definitions for disordered

disorder

/dɪsˈɔːdə/
noun
1.
a lack of order; disarray; confusion
2.
a disturbance of public order or peace
3.
an upset of health; ailment
4.
a deviation from the normal system or order
verb (transitive)
5.
to upset the order of; disarrange; muddle
6.
to disturb the health or mind of
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Word Origin and History for disordered

disorder

v.

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.

n.

1520s, from disorder (v.).

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disordered in Medicine

disorder dis·or·der (dĭs-ôr'dər)
n.
A disturbance or derangement that affects the function of mind or body, such as an eating disorder or the abuse of a drug. v. dis·or·dered, dis·or·der·ing, dis·or·ders
To disturb the normal physical or mental health of; derange.

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