A desk in disorder.
- A room that is really messy is an example of a room in disorder.
- A learning disability that makes it hard for you to learn normally is an example of a disorder.
- A group of demonstrators in front of a government building is an example of a disorder.
Disorder is defined as a state of confusion or a mental or physical problem that interrupts normal function.
- a lack of order; confusion; jumble
- a breach of public peace; riot
- a disregard of system; irregularity
- an upset of normal function; ailment
Origin of disorderprobably from French désordre
- to throw into disorder; disarrange
- to upset the normal functions or health of
- A lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion.
- A breach of civic order or peace; a public disturbance.
- A condition characterized by lack of normal functioning of physical or mental processes: kidney disorders; a psychiatric disorder.
transitive verbdis·or·dered, dis·or·der·ing, dis·or·ders
- To throw into confusion or disarray.
- To disturb the normal physical or mental health of; derange.
- Absence of order; state of not being arranged in an orderly manner.
- After playing the children left the room in disorder.
- A disturbance of civic peace or of public order.
- The class was thrown into disorder when the teacher left the room
- The army tried to prevent disorder when claims the elections had been rigged grew stronger.
- (medicine) A physical or psychical malfunction.
- Bulimia is an eating disorder.
dis- + order. Middle English disordeine, from Old French desordainer, from Medieval Latin disordinare.