[ dis-awr-derd ]
/ dɪsˈɔr dərd /


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

Origin of disordered

First recorded in 1540–50; disorder + -ed2

SYNONYMS FOR disordered

1 confused, disarrayed, haphazard.


dis·or·dered·ly, adverbdis·or·dered·ness, nounpre·dis·or·dered, adjectiveun·dis·or·dered, adjective

Definition for disordered (2 of 2)

[ dis-awr-der ]
/ dɪsˈɔr dər /


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.

Origin of disorder

First recorded in 1470–80; dis-1 + order


pre·dis·or·der, noun

synonym study for disorder

3. Disorder, brawl, disturbance, uproar are disruptions or interruptions of a peaceful situation. Disorder refers to civil unrest or to any scene in which there is confusion or fighting: The police went to the scene of the disorder. A brawl is a noisy, unseemly quarrel, usually in a public place: a tavern brawl. A disturbance is disorder of a size as to inconvenience people: to cause a disturbance. An uproar is a tumult, a bustle and clamor of many voices, often because of a disturbance: a mighty uproar.
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British Dictionary definitions for disordered

/ (dɪsˈɔːdə) /


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

verb (tr)

to upset the order of; disarrange; muddle
to disturb the health or mind of
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Medical definitions for disordered

[ dĭs-ôrdər ]


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


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