disordered

I
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. displaced, misplaced, dislocated, mislaid, out of place, deranged, jumbled, in disorder, out of kilter, out of hand, in confusion, in a mess, all over the place, in a muddle, confused, upset, unsettled, disorganized, disarranged, moved, removed, shifted, meddled with, tampered with, shuffled, tumbled, ruffled, rumpled, disheveled, tousled, riffled, uncombed, molested, jarred, tossed, stirred up, roiled, rolled, jolted, muddled, discombobulated*; see also confused 2 , tangled .
Ant. ordered*, arranged, settled.
II
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Characterized by physical confusion: chaotic, confused, helter-skelter, higgledy-piggledy, topsy-turvy, upside-down. Informal: mixed-up. See ORDER. 2. Afflicted with or exhibiting irrationality and mental unsoundness: brainsick, crazy, daft, demented, distraught, dotty, insane, lunatic, mad, maniac, maniacal, mentally ill, moonstruck, off, touched, unbalanced, unsound, wrong. Informal: bonkers, cracked, daffy, gaga, loony. Slang: bananas, batty, buggy, cuckoo, fruity, loco, nuts, nutty, screwy, wacky. Chiefly British: crackers. Law: non compos mentis. Idioms: around the bend, crazy as a loon, mad as a hatter, not all there, nutty as a fruitcake, off (or out of) one's head, off one's rocker, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, sick in the head, stark raving mad. See SANE.

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  • Disordered — Dis*or dered, a. 1. Thrown into disorder; deranged; as, a disordered house, judgment. [1913 Webster] 2. Disorderly. [Obs.] Shak. {Dis*or dered*ly}, adv. {Dis*or dered*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disordered — I adjective aberrant, abnormal, agitated, amiss, anarchical, anomalous, askew, atypical, awry, bedraggled, bemuddled, capricious, changeable, changeful, chaotic, confused, deviating, disarranged, discomposed, discontinuous, disheveled, disjunct,… …   Law dictionary

  • disordered — [adj] in a mess all over the place*, confused, deranged, disarranged, discombobulated, disconnected, discontinuous, disjointed, dislocated, disorganized, displaced, incoherent, in confusion, jumbled, mislaid, misplaced, molested, moved, muddled,… …   New thesaurus

  • disordered — [dis ôr′dərd, dis′ôr′dərd] adj. 1. put out of order; jumbled 2. not normal in health or function; ill …   English World dictionary

  • disordered — [[t]dɪ̱sɔ͟ː(r)də(r)d[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe something as disordered, you mean it is untidy and is not neatly arranged. Moretti ran a hand through his disordered red hair. ...a disordered heap of mossy branches. Syn: messy 2) ADJ… …   English dictionary

  • Disordered — 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. [1913 Webster] Disordering the whole frame or jurisprudence. Burke.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disordered — dis·or·dered adj 1) not functioning in a normal orderly healthy way <disordered bodily functions> 2) mentally unbalanced <a disordered patient> <a disordered mind> …   Medical dictionary

  • disordered — adjective Date: 1505 1. obsolete a. morally reprehensible b. unruly 2. a. marked by disorder < a disordered room > b. not functioning in a normal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disordered — dis|or|dered [dısˈo:dəd US ˈo:rdərd] adj 1.) not tidy, planned, or arranged in order ▪ her grey, disordered hair 2.) if someone is mentally disordered, their mind is not working in a normal and healthy way …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • disordered — dis|or|dered [ dıs ɔrdərd ] adjective 1. ) not neat or not arranged in an organized way: a disordered filing system 2. ) suffering from an illness: mentally/behaviorally disordered children …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • disordered — UK [dɪsˈɔː(r)də(r)d] / US [dɪsˈɔrdərd] adjective 1) not tidy, or not arranged in an organized way a disordered filing system 2) suffering from an illness mentally/behaviourally disordered children …   English dictionary

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