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disorder

dis·or·der

disorder

 
pronunciation:
dIs or dr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: lack of order or arrangement.
Our house is in disorder because we're moving next week.
antonyms:
order, tidiness
similar words:
chaos, clutter, hash, jumble, mess, muddle, tangle
definition 2: a physical or mental sickness or ailment.
She has a heart disorder that won't allow her to exercise.
synonyms:
ailment, illness, sickness
antonyms:
health
similar words:
affliction, complaint, condition, disease
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: disordered, disordering, disorders
definition: to disturb the order of.
Don't disorder the papers on the table.
synonyms:
clutter, disturb, mess up, muddle, muss up, upset
antonyms:
adjust, dispose, order
similar words:
confuse, jumble, scramble, tangle
Word Parts
The word disorder contains the following parts:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten ) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-
 
ord, ordin Latin root that means row, rank, order