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disordered

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Psychology, psychiatry
disordereddis‧or‧dered /dɪsˈɔːdəd $ -ˈɔːrdərd/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 UNTIDYnot tidy, planned, or arranged in order 🔊 her grey, disordered hair2 MPif someone is mentally disordered, their mind is not working in a normal and healthy way
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disorderedIt means that we bring our disordered lives right into marriage more than we do in any other kind of relationship.The orders she had been given whirled about in her brain in disordered, meaningless circles.The challenge of providing real work for long-term mentally disordered people has not been tackled successfully in Britain.Conflicts between departments result in disordered priorities.Thus a disordered sequence of clauses or sentences can act as an iconic representation of material or emotional disorder.But it could equally well have started out in a very lumpy and disordered state.The second law of thermodynamics results from the fact that there are always many more disordered states than there are ordered ones.The progress of the human race in understanding the universe has established a small corner of order in an increasingly disordered universe.
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