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.
Disordering the whole frame or jurisprudence. --Burke.
The burden . . . disordered the aids and auxiliary rafters into a common ruin. --Jer. Taylor.
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.
A man whose judgment was so much disordered by party spirit. --Macaulay.
3. To depose from holy orders. [Obs.]
Syn: -- To disarrange; derange; confuse; discompose.
1. Thrown into disorder; deranged; as, a disordered house, judgment.
2. Disorderly. [Obs.]
-- Dis*or*dered*ly, adv. -- Dis*or*dered*ness, n.
adj 1: thrown into a state of disarray or confusion; "troops
fleeing in broken ranks"; "a confused mass of papers
on the desk"; "the small disordered room"; "with
everything so upset" [syn: broken, confused, upset]
2: lacking orderly continuity; "a confused set of
instructions"; "a confused dream about the end of the
world"; "disconnected fragments of a story"; "scattered
thoughts" [syn: confused, disconnected, disjointed,
garbled, illogical, scattered, unconnected]
3: not arranged in order [syn: unordered] [ant: ordered]