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 for disorder
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disorder \Dis*or"der\, n. [Pref. dis- + order: cf. F.
     1. Want of order or regular disposition; lack of arrangement;
        confusion; disarray; as, the troops were thrown into
        disorder; the papers are in disorder.
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     2. Neglect of order or system; irregularity.
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              From vulgar bounds with brave disorder part,
              And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art. --Pope.
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     3. Breach of public order; disturbance of the peace of
        society; tumult. --Shak.
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     4. Disturbance of the functions of the animal economy or of
        the soul; sickness; derangement. "Disorder in the body."
     Syn: Irregularity; disarrangement; confusion; tumult; bustle;
          disturbance; disease; illness; indisposition; sickness;
          ailment; malady; distemper. See Disease.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disorder \Dis*or"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disordered; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Disordering.]
     1. To disturb the order of; to derange or disarrange; to
        throw into confusion; to confuse.
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              Disordering the whole frame or jurisprudence.
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              The burden . . . disordered the aids and auxiliary
              rafters into a common ruin.           --Jer. Taylor.
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     2. To disturb or interrupt the regular and natural functions
        of (either body or mind); to produce sickness or
        indisposition in; to discompose; to derange; as, to
        disorder the head or stomach.
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              A man whose judgment was so much disordered by party
              spirit.                               --Macaulay.
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     3. To depose from holy orders. [Obs.] --Dryden.
     Syn: To disarrange; derange; confuse; discompose.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of
           normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine
           for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time
           to time" [syn: disorder, upset]
      2: a condition in which things are not in their expected places;
         "the files are in complete disorder" [syn: disorderliness,
         disorder] [ant: order, orderliness]
      3: a disturbance of the peace or of public order [ant: order]
      v 1: disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or
           alarmed; "She was rather perturbed by the news that her
           father was seriously ill" [syn: perturb, unhinge,
           disquiet, trouble, cark, distract, disorder]
      2: bring disorder to [syn: disorder, disarray] [ant:

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  390 Moby Thesaurus words for "disorder":
     abnormality, acute disease, affection, afflict, affliction, affray,
     agitation, ailment, allergic disease, allergy, aloofness, amorphia,
     amorphism, amorphousness, anarchism, anarcho-syndicalism, anarchy,
     anomie, antinomianism, ataxia, atrophy, bacterial disease, badness,
     ball up, battle, battle royal, bedlam, befuddle, befuddlement,
     bewilderment, birth defect, blight, blobbiness, blur, blurriness,
     bluster, bobbery, boil, boiling, bother, botheration, brawl,
     broadness, brouhaha, bustle, capriciousness,
     cardiovascular disease, changeability, changeableness, chaos,
     choppiness, chronic disease, churn, circulatory disease,
     civil disorder, clamor, cloud, clutter, commotion, complaint,
     complication, condition, confound, confuse, confusion,
     congenital defect, conturbation, convulsion, criminal syndicalism,
     dappleness, daze, debilitate, defect, deficiency disease, deform,
     deformity, degenerative disease, derange, derangement, deviation,
     devitalize, difference, differentiation, diffusion, disability,
     disable, disarrange, disarrangement, disarray, discombobulation,
     discomfiture, discompose, discomposure, disconcertion,
     discontinuity, discourtesy, discreteness, disease, dishevel,
     disjoint, disjunction, dislocate, dislocation, disorderliness,
     disorderly conduct, disorganization, disorganize, disorientation,
     dispersal, dispersion, disquiet, disquietude, disrupt, disruption,
     disruptiveness, dissolution, distemper, distort, disturb,
     disturbance, divarication, divergence, diversification, ebullition,
     embarrassment, embroil, embroilment, endemic, endemic disease,
     endocrine disease, enervate, enfeeble, entropy, epidemic disease,
     excitement, ferment, fermentation, fever, feverishness, fidgets,
     fight, flap, flummox, flurry, fluster, flutter, flutteration, fog,
     fog up, fogginess, foment, formlessness, fracas, fray,
     free-for-all, frenzy, frowned-upon behavior, fuddle, fuddlement,
     fume, functional disease, fungus disease, fuss, fuzziness,
     gastrointestinal disease, generality, genetic disease, handicap,
     hash, haze, haziness, hereditary disease, hooliganism, horseplay,
     hospitalize, hubbub, huddle, hullabaloo, hurly-burly,
     iatrogenic disease, ill, ill-definedness, illness, imprecision,
     impropriety, inaccuracy, incapacitate, inchoateness, incoherence,
     inconsistency, inconstancy, indecisiveness, indefinableness,
     indefiniteness, indeterminateness, indispose, indisposition,
     inequality, inexactness, infectious disease, infirmity, inquietude,
     insanity, instability, invalid, irregularity, jerkiness, jitters,
     jumble, jumpiness, knock galley-west, laxity, lay up, litter,
     looseness, lynch law, maelstrom, malady, malaise, maze, melee,
     mercuriality, mess, mess up, messiness, misarrange, misarrangement,
     misbehavior, misconduct, misdemeanor, misdoing, mishmash, misrule,
     mist, mistiness, mix up, mob law, mob rule, mobocracy, moil,
     morbidity, morbus, motleyness, muddle, muddlement,
     muscular disease, muss, muss up, mutability, naughtiness,
     nerviness, nervosity, nervousness, neurological disease, nihilism,
     nonadhesion, noncohesion, nonconformism, nonconformity,
     nonsanctioned behavior, nonstandardization, nonuniformity,
     nutritional disease, obfuscate, obscuration, obscure, obscurity,
     occupational disease, ochlocracy, orderlessness, organic disease,
     pandemic disease, pandemonium, pathological condition, pathology,
     perplexity, perturb, perturbation, plant disease, pluralism,
     pother, primal chaos, protozoan disease, psychosomatic disease,
     pucker, raggedness, rebellion, reduce, respiratory disease,
     restlessness, revolution, riot, rockiness, roil, roughhouse, rout,
     row, rowdiness, rowdyism, ruffianism, ruffle, rummage, rumple,
     rumpus, scatter, scattering, scramble, scuffle, secondary disease,
     seediness, seethe, seething, separateness, shake up, shambles,
     shapelessness, shuffle, shuffling, sicken, sickishness, sickness,
     signs, snarl, stew, stir, sweat, sweepingness, swirl, swivet,
     symptomatology, symptomology, symptoms, syndicalism, syndrome,
     tangle, the pip, tizzy, to-do, tohubohu, topsy-turviness, tousle,
     trepidation, trepidity, tumble, tumult, tumultuation, turbidity,
     turbulence, turmoil, turn, twitter, unadherence, unadhesiveness,
     unclearness, unconformism, unconformity, unease, unevenness,
     unform, unhinge, unorthodoxy, unrest, unruliness, unsettle,
     unsettlement, unshape, unsteadiness, untenacity, untidiness,
     upheaval, uproar, upset, urogenital disease, vagueness, vandalism,
     variability, variation, variegation, variety, variousness,
     venial sin, versatility, vice, violence, virus disease,
     wasting disease, wavering, weaken, worm disease, wrongdoing

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