- disordered; disarranged.
Origin of deranged
- to throw into disorder; disarrange.
- to disturb the condition, action, or function of.
- to make insane.
Origin of derange
Examples from the Web for deranged
Doubling down on Schedule I is, at best, a deranged way to push Americans away from “medical,” and toward recreational, use.Obama’s Pot Policy Is Refer Madness
January 5, 2015
Adult Swim airs ‘In Search of Miracle Man,’ its follow up to ‘Too Many Cooks,’ the deranged late-night comedy clip gone viral.There Are More 'Too Many Cooks' Where That First Fever Dream Came From
November 11, 2014
A series of deranged tweets about abuse and microchips grown concern for Amanda Bynes.Amanda Bynes Has a ‘Microchip’ in Her Brain. Why Are We Fascinated By This?
October 10, 2014
Because sure, your behavior mirrors that of a deranged sex offender—but you can throw a ball?Jada, Steubenville, And How America Is Failing Our Teen Girls
July 11, 2014
In other words, we are not as vulnerable to the whims of sheiks, mullahs, and deranged holy men as we once were.Obama Is the New Dubya
June 17, 2014
And will not the bravest and wisest soul be least confused or deranged by any external influence?The Republic
"Take her away; she's deranged," said O'Leary to the gens d'armes.The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete
Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
"This man is deranged," I said to myself, very much frightened.Under Western Eyes
It seemed a hard struggle for him to believe he was not deranged.Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 1 (of 2)
Come, that sabre cut I got on the head at the siege of Azof has deranged my brain.A Romance of the West Indies
- to disturb the order or arrangement of; throw into disorder; disarrange
- to disturb the action or operation of
- to make insane; drive mad
Word Origin and History for deranged
c.1790, "insane;" of things, "out of order," from 1796; past participle adjective from derange (v.).
1776, "throw into confusion," from French déranger, from Old French desrengier "disarrange, throw into disorder," from des- "do the opposite of" (see dis-) + Old French rengier (Modern French ranger) "to put into line," from reng "line, row," from a Germanic source (see rank (n.)). Mental sense first recorded c.1790.