Synonyms of 'disorder'
an illnessa rare nerve disorder that can cause paralysis of the arms
She returned to her family home to recover from an illness.
illnesses such as heart disease
Eczema is a common skin complaint.
Doctors suspect he may have a heart condition.
a sickness that affects children
The pharmacist can assist you with the treatment of common ailments.
Hay fever is an affliction that arrives at an early age.
He was stricken at twenty-one with a crippling malady.
Older people often try to ignore their infirmities.
a state of untidiness and disorganizationThe emergency room was in disorder.
Linda can't stand mess.
The rebel leader seems to have escaped in the confusion.
The country appears to be sliding towards chaos.
The overturned lorry wreaked havoc on the roads.
My thoughts are all in a muddle.
She preferred her work area to be free of clutter.
The economy is a shambles.
He found the room in disarray.
a meaningless jumble of words
a dangerous irregularity in her heartbeat
The army is suffering from low morale and disorganization.
a condition brought on by the derangement of the nerve fibres
pig's breakfast (informal),
public violence or riotingHe called on the authorities to stop public disorder.
During the disturbance, three men were hurt.
He got a bloody nose in a fight.
Twelve cars were destroyed during the riot.
a year of political turmoil
The real danger is civil unrest in the east of the country.
I had a terrible quarrel with my other brothers.
a prolonged period of political upheaval
He had been in a street brawl.
Kathryn's quiet voice stilled the clamour.
The announcement caused uproar in the crowd.
a region often beset by religious turbulence
Several people were injured in the ensuing fracas.
He heard a terrible commotion outside.
He had left before the rumpus started.
the recent tumult in global financial markets
the hubbub over the election
hullabaloo, , , ,
I was scared by the hullabaloo over my arrival.
I was wondering whether that might upset my level of concentration.
She was confused by this new turn of events.
His notes had not been disturbed.
The presence of the two police officers unsettled her.
Already some people have begun to muddle the two names.
I don't want to clutter the room up with too much junk.
All our old clothes were jumbled together in the attic.
confound, , , , ,
For many years medical scientists were confounded by these seemingly contradictory facts.
make hay of,
muss (US, Canadian)
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in the sense of affliction
something that causes physical or mental sufferingHay fever is an affliction that arrives at an early age.
in the sense of ailment
a slight illnessThe pharmacist can assist you with the treatment of common ailments.
in the sense of brawl
a loud disagreement or fightHe had been in a street brawl.
punch-up (British, informal),
biffo (Australian, slang),
melee or mêlée
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Thesaurus for disorder from the Collins English Thesaurus
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