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disorder

dis·or·der

disorder

 
 
pronunciation:
dIs or dr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: lack of order; disarrangement.
synonyms:
confusion, disarrangement, disarray, untidiness
antonyms:
order, tidiness
similar words:
bedlam, chaos, clutter, hash, havoc, hodgepodge, hugger-mugger, jumble, mess, mishmash, muddle, snafu, tangle, upset
definition 2: a malfunction or irregularity, esp. of physical or mental processes.
synonyms:
ailment, illness, malady, sickness
antonyms:
health
similar words:
affliction, complaint, condition, disease, neurosis, psychosis
definition 3: a disruption of public order; civic disturbance.
synonyms:
disorderliness, disturbance, turmoil, upheaval
antonyms:
order, peace
similar words:
anarchy, brouhaha, chaos, confusion, disruption, ferment, fracas, melee, pandemonium, riot, ruckus, tumult, turbulence, unrest, uproar
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: disordered, disordering, disorders
definition 1: to disturb or destroy the order of.
synonyms:
clutter, derange, disarrange, disarray, disturb, mess up, muddle, muss up, upset
antonyms:
adjust, dispose, order
similar words:
confuse, jumble, perturb, scramble, snafu, tangle, untidy
definition 2: to disturb the normal functions of, esp. to derange the physical or mental health of.
synonyms:
agitate, derange, disconcert, disturb, muddle, perturb, upset
antonyms:
settle
similar words:
afflict, bewilder, confuse, unsettle
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