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disorder

noun uk   /dɪˈsɔː.dər/ us    /-ˈsɔːr.dɚ/

disorder noun (CONFUSION)

C2 [U] a state of untidiness or lack of organization: The whole office was in a state of disorder. The opposition party have been in such disorder for so long that they pose no real threat to the present government.Confusion, confusing and feeling confusedDirt and untidiness

disorder noun (ILLNESS)

C1 [C or U] an illness of the mind or body: a blood disorder The family have a history of mental disorder.Disease and illness - general words

disorder noun (ANGRY SITUATION)

C1 [U] an angry, possibly violent, expression of not being happy or satisfied about something, especially about a political matter, by crowds of people: The trial was kept secret because of the risk of public disorder.Social order and disorder
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