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disorder

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of disorder

  1. 1 a state in which everything is out of order the general disorder of the room after the guests finally left the party Synonyms of disorder chance-medley, confusion, disarrangement, disarray, dishevelment, chaos, disorderedness, disorderliness, disorganization, free-for-all, havoc, heck, hell, jumble, mare's nest, mess, messiness, misorder, muddle, muss, shambles, snake pit, tumble, welterWords Related to disorder anarchy, lawlessness, misrule, riot; knot, snarl, tangle; labyrinth, maze, web; maelstrom, storm; bollix, clutter, litter, mishmash, shuffle; hodgepodge, medley, miscellany, morass, motleyNear Antonyms of disorder method, pattern, plan, systemAntonyms of disorder order, orderliness

  2. 2 an abnormal state that disrupts a plant's or animal's normal bodily functioning afflicted all her life with a nervous disorder Synonyms of disorder affection, ail, ailment, bug, complaint, complication, condition, disease, distemper, distemperature, fever, ill, illness, infirmity, malady, sickness, troubleWords Related to disorder contagion, contagious disease; contagium, infection; attack, bout, fit, spell; debility, decrepitude, feebleness, frailness, lameness, sickliness, unhealthiness, unsoundness, unwellness, weakness; malaise, matter, pip; epidemic, pest, pestilence, plagueNear Antonyms of disorder fitness, healthiness, heartiness, robustness, soundness, wholeness, wholesomeness; fettle, shapeAntonyms of disorder health, wellness


disorder

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of disorder

  1. to undo the proper order or arrangement of be careful not to disorder the carefully arranged contents of the dresser Synonyms of disorder confuse, derange, disarrange, disarray, discompose, dishevel, disjoint, dislocate, disorganize, disrupt, disturb, hash, jumble, mess (up), mix (up), muddle, muss, rumple, scramble, shuffle, tousle, tumble, upset Words Related to disorder embroil, entangle, snarl, tangle; agitate, perturb, stir (up), unsettle; clutter Near Antonyms of disorder align (also aline), line, line up, queue; classify, codify, methodize, systematize, systemize; adjust, fix; groom, make up, spruce (up); unscramble Antonyms of disorder arrange, array, dispose, draw up, marshal (also marshall), order, organize, range, regulate, straighten (up), tidy



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