- lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion: Your room is in utter disorder.
- an irregularity: a disorder in legal proceedings.
- breach of order; disorderly conduct; public disturbance.
- a disturbance in physical or mental health or functions; malady or dysfunction: a mild stomach disorder.
verb (used with object)
- to destroy the order or regular arrangement of; disarrange.
- to derange the physical or mental health or functions of.
- a lack of order; disarray; confusion
- a disturbance of public order or peace
- an upset of health; ailment
- a deviation from the normal system or order
- to upset the order of; disarrange; muddle
- to disturb the health or mind of
late 15c., from dis- “not” (see dis-) + the verb order (v.). Replaced earlier disordeine (mid-14c.), from Old French desordainer, from Medieval Latin disordinare “throw into disorder,” from Latin ordinare “to order, regulate” (see ordain). Related: Disordered; disordering.
1520s, from disorder (v.).
- A disturbance or derangement that affects the function of mind or body.
- To disturb the normal physical or mental health of; disturb or derange.