Definitions of disorder

  1. disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed; " She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill"
  2. bring disorder to
  3. a disturbance of the peace or of public order
  4. a condition in which things are not in their expected places; " the files are in complete disorder"
  5. Want of order or regular disposition; lack of arrangement; confusion; disarray; as, the troops were thrown into disorder; the papers are in disorder.
  6. Neglect of order or system; irregularity.
  7. Breach of public order; disturbance of the peace of society; tumult.
  8. Disturbance of the functions of the animal economy of the soul; sickness; derangement.
  9. To disturb the order of; to derange or disarrange; to throw into confusion; to confuse.
  10. To depose from holy orders.
  11. Want of order or arrangement; lack of system; irregularity; breach of public order; confusion; riot; mental or physical disease.
  12. To throw into confusion; disarrange.
  13. Want of order: confusion: disturbance: breach of the peace: disease.
  14. To throw out of order: to disarrange: to disturb: to produce disease.
  15. Confusion; disturbauce; disease.
  16. To throw into confusion; make sick.
  17. To throw out of order; disarrange; derange.
  18. Disarrangement; disorderliness; disease.
  19. A disturbance of the peace.
  20. Want of order; confusion; turbulence or disturbance of social order; neglect of rule; breach of laws; disturbance of the functions of the animal economy; disease; discomposure or derangement of the mind; turbulence of passions.
  21. To throw into confusion; to disturb the functions of; to disturb the mind; to derange.

Usage examples for disorder

  1. His cabin was recognized as a center of disorder and was generally avoided by decent people. – They of the High Trails by Hamlin Garland
  2. And whether it were the moral force of character, which acted upon Mr. Copley, or whether it were that his disorder had really run its length and that a returning tide of health was coming back to its channels, the sick man certainly was better. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  3. I busied myself with looking into the money affairs of my poor patron, and found them in great disorder. – Dross by Henry Seton Merriman
  4. What poet wrote 'the bright disorder of the stars is solved by music'? – Melomaniacs by James Huneker
  5. But to me alone was the nature and seat of the disorder known. – The Blue Flower, and Others by Henry van Dyke
  6. While his ranks were in disorder he was surprised by a Spanish attack, and practically his entire force was cut to pieces. – History of Holland by George Edmundson
  7. The duchess walked to and fro, in great disorder. – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  8. I will then come out of my station and make an attack in front; the enemy being so taken in the front and rear, will, even supposing we cannot master him, certainly be thrown into disorder. – The Pirates Own Book by Charles Ellms
  9. Then how do you account for the disorder? – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  10. The grand jury, however, has its plain uses wherever political feeling leads to public disorder. – The American Judiciary by Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD
  11. Through it he will appear soon, with his hair in disorder and his mouth full of curses. – An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
  12. Tartar and Cossack shouted with glee; older Russian officers ordered the band to stop, and vainly tried to silence the disorder. – With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia by John Ward
  13. I, who long'd to see her, Directly follow'd; and no sooner enter'd, Than her disorder was, alas! – The Comedies of Terence by Publius Terentius Afer
  14. Jean had been very domestic since her return from school, and all disorder had been frowned upon. – Jean of the Lazy A by B. M. Bower
  15. " I know not," replied his sister; " she sat behind me, and I knew nothing of her disorder till she fell as you see." – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  16. The two armies were so mingled now that the wild disorder proved a cover for escaping Confederates. – Ride Proud, Rebel! by Andre Alice Norton
  17. There was the work, all but finished, three new cabins standing alongside the other three, and all the disorder of choppings and bits of wood lying about. – Tom Slade at Black Lake by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  18. The minister himself met them at the door and ushered them into a room that from all appearances was meant to be used as a comfortable and cozy living room- even though there were some evidences of disorder which they knew their aunt would not have approved of. – Pearl and Periwinkle by Anna Graetz
  19. Meanwhile all is chaos, disorder, half daring and half cowardice, in the Committee of his foes. – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton