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1‘he hates disorder in his house’
untidiness, disorderliness, mess, disarray, disorganization, chaos, confusion
a muddle, a mess, a shambles, a mare's nest
British informal a dog's dinner, a dog's breakfast, an omnishambles
2‘4,000 people were arrested in incidents of public disorder’
unrest, disturbance, disruption, upheaval, tumult, turmoil, mayhem, pandemonium
rioting, insurrection, rebellion, mutiny, lawlessness, anarchy
breach of the peace, riot, fracas, rumpus, brouhaha, melee, hubbub, furore, affray
informal hoo-ha, aggro, argy-bargy, snafu
North American informal wilding
3‘she nearly died of pneumonia and a blood disorder’
disease, infection, complaint, problem, condition, affliction, malady, sickness, illness, ailment, infirmity
informal bug, virus
British informal lurgy
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