disordered

adjective
dis·​or·​dered | \ (ˌ)dis-ˈȯr-dərd How to pronounce disordered (audio) , (ˌ)diz- \

Definition of disordered

1 obsolete
a : morally reprehensible
b : unruly
2a : marked by disorder a disordered room
b : not functioning in a normal orderly healthy way a disordered mind

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Other Words from disordered

disorderedly adverb
disorderedness noun

Examples of disordered in a Sentence

The project was in a disordered state. The file was completely disordered.
Recent Examples on the Web Studies show that young women who follow appearance-focused accounts on Instagram have a greater likelihood of internalizing a thin ideal and a more negative body image, and a greater likelihood of suffering from disordered eating. Cara Rosenbloom, Houston Chronicle, "Instagram, Facebook ban ‘miracle’ diet posts, but that’s only a first step," 1 Oct. 2019 Over the years, Kesha has been open about her struggles with disordered eating and mental illness. Jeff Nelson, PEOPLE.com, "Kesha Reveals She's 'Healthier Than Ever' After 'I Went Through the S—' with Legal Battle," 26 Sep. 2019 That said, even if your relationship to food and eating isn’t and has never been disordered, macro tracking still probably isn’t necessary, especially over the longterm. Dylan Mackay, SELF, "Here's How to Tell If You Should Be Tracking Your Macros," 14 May 2018 Don’t put your child on a diet at any age, said Turner of NEDA, who struggled with disordered eating at age 5. BostonGlobe.com, "Model positive behavior around food and weight.," 2 Nov. 2019 Liver function abnormalities, disordered electrolytes, elevated white blood count — all could be explained by temporary complete lack of blood flow. H. Lee Kagan, Discover Magazine, "What's Causing a Woman's Roller-Coaster Ride of Cardiac Arrest?," 27 Oct. 2019 Practically overflowing with ideas and exuberance, the symphony in lesser hands can all too easily sound fragmentary and disordered. Zachary Lewis, cleveland, "Cleveland Orchestra champions the overlooked with Hamelin, Slobodeniouk," 25 Oct. 2019 Studies show that young women who follow appearance-focused accounts on Instagram have a greater likelihood of internalizing a thin ideal and a more negative body image, and a greater likelihood of suffering from disordered eating. Cara Rosenbloom, Houston Chronicle, "Instagram, Facebook ban ‘miracle’ diet posts, but that’s only a first step," 1 Oct. 2019 Studies show that young women who follow appearance-focused accounts on Instagram have a greater likelihood of internalizing a thin ideal and a more negative body image, and a greater likelihood of suffering from disordered eating. Washington Post, "Instagram and Facebook ban ‘miracle’ diet posts, but there’s much more work to do," 24 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of disordered

1505, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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1 Dec 2019

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“Disordered.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disordered. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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More Definitions for disordered

disordered

adjective
How to pronounce disordered (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of disordered

: in a confused or messy state : having a lack of order or organization
medical : not working in a normal, healthy way

disordered

adjective
dis·​or·​dered

Medical Definition of disordered

1 : not functioning in a normal orderly healthy way disordered bodily functions
2 : mentally unbalanced a disordered patient a disordered mind

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