disorder [dis-awr-der] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Definition:||social commotion; mental confusion|
|Synonyms:||agitation, anarchism, anarchy, brawl, bustle, chaos, clamor, complication, convulsion, discombobulation, discord, disorganization, distemper, disturbance, dither, entanglement, fight, flap, fracas, fuss, hubbub, hullabaloo*, imbroglio, insurrection, lawlessness, mayhem, misrule, mob rule, quarrel, rebellion, reign of terror, revolution, riot, rioting, ruckus, rumpus, static, strike, terrorism, tizzy, trouble, tumult, turbulence, turmoil, unrest, unruliness, uproar|
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Synonyms:||agitation, anarchism, anarchy, brawl, bustle, chaos, clamor, clutter, complication, confusedness, confusion, convulsion, derangement, disarrangement, disarray, discombobulation, discord, disorderedness, disorderliness, disorganization, distemper, disturbance, dither, entanglement, fight, flap, fracas, fuss*, hubbub, hullabaloo*, imbroglio, insurrection, jumble, lawlessness, mayhem, mess*, misrule, mix-up, mob rule, muddle, muss, quarrel, rebellion, reign of terror, revolution, riot, rioting, ruckus*, rumpus, scramble, static*, strike, terrorism, tizzy, trouble, tumble, tumult, turbulence, turmoil, unrest, unruliness, uproar|
|Concept:||[Absence, or want of order] Disorder.|
disorder; derangement; irregularity; anomaly (unconformity); anarchy, anarchism; want of method; untidiness; disunion; discord., confusion; confusedness; mishmash, mix; disarray, jumble, huddle, litter, lumber; cahotage; farrago; mess, mash, muddle, muss [U. S.], hash, hodgepodge; hotch-potch, hotch-pot; imbroglio, chaos, omnium gatherum, medley; mere mixture; fortuitous concourse of atoms, disjecta membra, rudis indigestaque moles [Ovid]., turmoil; ferment (agitation); to-do, trouble, pudder, pother, row, rumble, disturbance, hubbub, convulsion, tumult, uproar, revolution, riot, rumpus, stour, scramble, brawl, fracas, fight, free-for-all, row, ruction, rumpus, embroilment, melee, spill and pelt, rough and tumble; whirlwind; bear garden, Babel, Saturnalia, donnybrook, Donnybrook Fair, confusion worse confounded, most admired disorder, concordia discors; Bedlam, all hell broke loose; bull in a china shop; all the fat in the fire, diable a' quatre, Devil to pay; pretty kettle of fish; pretty piece of work, pretty piece of business.
disorderly, orderless; out of order, out of place, out of gear; irregular, desultory; anomalous (unconformable); acephalous, deranged; aimless; disorganized; straggling; unmethodical, immethodical; unsymmetric, unsystematic; untidy, slovenly; dislocated; out of sorts; promiscuous, indiscriminate; chaotic, anarchical; unarranged; confused; deranged; topsy-turvy (inverted) [more]; shapeless; disjointed, out of joint., troublous; riotous (violent).
irregularly; by fits, by fits and snatches, by fits and starts; pellmell; higgledy-piggledy; helter-skelter, harum-scarum; in a ferment; at sixes and sevens, at cross-purposes; upside down.
the cart before the horse; chaos is come again; "the wreck of matter and the crush of worlds" [Addison].
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