1. lacking organization or in confusion; disarranged.
  2. suffering from or afflicted with a physical or mental disorder: a disordered liver.


  1. lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion: Your room is in utter disorder.
  2. an irregularity: a disorder in legal proceedings.
  3. breach of order; disorderly conduct; public disturbance.
  4. a disturbance in physical or mental health or functions; malady or dysfunction: a mild stomach disorder.

verb (used with object)

  1. to destroy the order or regular arrangement of; disarrange.
  2. to derange the physical or mental health or functions of.


  1. a lack of order; disarray; confusion
  2. a disturbance of public order or peace
  3. an upset of health; ailment
  4. a deviation from the normal system or order

verb (tr)

  1. to upset the order of; disarrange; muddle
  2. 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.).


  1. A disturbance or derangement that affects the function of mind or body.


  1. To disturb the normal physical or mental health of; disturb or derange.

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