I. WORDS EXPRESSING ABSTRACT RELATIONS

I [Verbs] ORDER

1. ORDER

[Absence, or want of order] Disorder.

[Antonyms: order.]

[Nouns] disorder; derangement [more]; irregularity; anomaly (unconformity) [more]; anarchy, anarchism; want of method; untidiness; disunion; discord [more].

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 [more]; fortuitous concourse of atoms, disjecta membra, rudis indigestaque moles [Ovid].

turmoil; ferment (agitation) [more]; 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 [more]; 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.

[Verbs] be disorderly; ferment, play at cross-purposes.

put out of order; derange [more]; ravel [more]; ruffle, rumple.

[Adjectives] disorderly, orderless; out of order, out of place, out of gear; irregular, desultory; anomalous (unconformable) [more]; acephalous, deranged; aimless; disorganized; straggling; unmethodical, immethodical; unsymmetric, unsystematic; untidy, slovenly; dislocated; out of sorts; promiscuous, indiscriminate; chaotic, anarchical; unarranged [more]; confused; deranged [more]; topsy-turvy (inverted) [more]; shapeless [more]; disjointed, out of joint.

troublous; riotous (violent) [more].

[Adverbs] 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 [more].

[Phrases] the cart before the horse; chaos is come again; "the wreck of matter and the crush of worlds" [Addison].

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