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Definition 1: a disturbance of the peace or of public order - [noun denoting state]

(disorder is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

(... is a kind of disorder ) a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)

(... is a kind of disorder ) an unstable order

(... is a kind of disorder ) disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably

"the army retreated in confusion"

(... is a kind of disorder ) a state of disorder involving group violence

(... is a kind of disorder ) rowdy behavior

(... is a kind of disorder ) a disorderly outburst or tumult

"they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"

(... is a kind of disorder ) lack of agreement or harmony

(... is a kind of disorder ) a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)

"the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence"

Definition 2: a condition in which things are not in their expected places - [noun denoting state]

Samples where disorder or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the files are in complete disorder

Synonyms for disorder in the sense of this definition

(disorder is a kind of ...) a state at a particular time

"a condition (or state) of disrepair" "the current status of the arms negotiations"

(... is a kind of disorder ) a condition of great disorder

(... is a kind of disorder ) the condition of being untidy

(... is a kind of disorder ) a state of confusion and disorderliness

"the house was a mess" "she smoothed the mussiness of the bed"

(... is a kind of disorder ) a condition in which an orderly system has been disrupted

(... is a kind of disorder ) a confused multitude of things

Definition 3: a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning - [noun denoting state]

Samples where disorder or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder
  • everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time

Synonyms for disorder in the sense of this definition

(disorder is a kind of ...) the condition or state of the body or bodily functions

(... is a kind of disorder ) a chronic disorder that occurs in tropical and non-tropical forms and in both children and adults; nutrients are not absorbed; symptoms include foul-smelling diarrhea and emaciation

(... is a kind of disorder ) (dentistry) a condition in which the opposing teeth do not mesh normally

(... is a kind of disorder ) a disorder found in children of normal intelligence who have difficulties in learning specific skills

(... is a kind of disorder ) a disorder in which feces are impacted in the lower colon

(... is a kind of disorder ) a disorder in which a tooth is so crowded in its socket that it cannot erupt normally

(... is a kind of disorder ) a condition characterized by excessive restlessness and movement

(... is a kind of disorder ) a disorder of the glands of the body

(... is a kind of disorder ) an ill-defined state of irritability and distress

(... is a kind of disorder ) loss of ability to function normally

"kidney failure"

(... is a kind of disorder ) any disease arising from internal dysfunctions of unknown cause

(... is a kind of disorder ) (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness

(... is a kind of disorder ) a disorder of oral speech

(... is a kind of disorder ) accumulation of menstrual blood in the vagina (usually due to an imperforate hymen)

(... is a kind of disorder ) accumulation of blood in the vagina and uterus

(... is a kind of disorder ) the condition of having respiration stopped by compression of the air passage

(... is a kind of disorder ) a disturbance of the normal sleep pattern

(... is a kind of disorder ) disorder in which serous fluid accumulates in a body sac (especially in the scrotum)

(... is a kind of disorder ) a disorder of the nervous system

(... is a kind of disorder ) a disorder or defect of metabolism

(... is a kind of disorder ) painful or difficult urination

(... is a kind of disorder ) condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful

(... is a kind of disorder ) a disorder in the sense of smell

(... is a kind of disorder ) any disorder (as sudden confusion or disorientation) in an otherwise normal person that is due to reversible (temporary) impairment of brain tissues (as by head injuries or drugs or infection)

(... is a kind of disorder ) absence of gastric juices (partial or complete)

(... is a kind of disorder ) a condition in which little or no bile is secreted or the flow of bile into the digestive tract is obstructed

(... is a kind of disorder ) an abnormal deficiency or absence of free hydrochloric acid in the gastric juice; often associated with severe anemias and cancer of the stomach

(... is a kind of disorder ) a disorder of pregnancy in which the placenta prematurely separates from the wall of the uterus

(... is a kind of disorder ) the condition in which the upper teeth do not touch the lower teeth when biting

(... is a kind of disorder ) disorder caused by a detectable physiological or structural change in an organ

(... is a kind of disorder ) disorder showing symptoms for which no physiological or anatomical cause can be identified

(... is a kind of disorder ) an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining

(... is a kind of disorder ) a disorder of the normal eating routine

(... is a kind of disorder ) a disorder in the sense of touch

(... is a kind of disorder ) condition leading to progressive loss of function

(... is a kind of disorder ) a condition in which the vagina is unusually dry

(... is a kind of disorder ) a condition caused by blocking the airways to the lungs (as with food or swelling of the larynx)

(... is a kind of disorder ) a disorder of the lips marked by scaling and fissures at the corners of the mouth; caused by a deficiency of riboflavin

(... is a kind of disorder ) a disorder in children and adults; inability to tolerate wheat protein (gluten); symptoms include foul-smelling diarrhea and emaciation; often accompanied by lactose intolerance

(... is a kind of disorder ) a disease of the heart or blood vessels

(... is a kind of disorder ) a disorder of the urinary bladder

(... is a kind of disorder ) a disorder of the immune system

Definition 4: bring disorder to - [verb of change]

Synonyms for disorder in the sense of this definition

(disorder is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of disorder ) make a mess of or create disorder in

"He messed up his room"

(... is a kind of disorder ) throw into great confusion or disorder

"Fundamentalists threaten to perturb the social order"

(... is a kind of disorder ) disturb the arrangement of

"disarrange the papers"

(... is a kind of disorder ) bring into random order

Definition 5: disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed - [verb of emotion]

Samples where disorder or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill

Synonyms for disorder in the sense of this definition

(disorder is a kind of ...) move deeply

"This book upset me" "A troubling thought"

(... is a kind of disorder ) disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress

"I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me"

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