Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 59 (Absence, or want of Order, &c)

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#59. [Absence, or want of Order, &c.] Disorder. -- N. disorder; derangement &c. 61; irregularity; anomaly &c. (unconformity) 83; anarchy, anarchism; want of method; untidiness &c. adj.; disunion; discord &c. 24. confusion; confusedness &c. adj.; mishmash, mix; disarray, jumble, huddle, litter, lumber; cahotage[obs]; farrago; mess, mash, muddle, muss [U. S.], hash, hodgepodge; hotch-potch[obs], hotch-pot[obs]; imbroglio, chaos, omnium gatherum[Lat], medley; mere mixture &c. 41; fortuitous concourse of atoms, disjecta membra[Lat], rudis indigestaque moles [Lat][Ovid].

complexity &c. 59a.

turmoil; ferment &c. (agitation) 315; to-do, trouble, pudder[obs], pother, row, rumble, disturbance, hubbub, convulsion, tumult, uproar, revolution, riot, rumpus, stour[obs], scramble, brawl, fracas, rhubarb [baseball], fight, free-for-all, row, ruction, rumpus, embroilment, melee, spill and pelt, rough and tumble; whirlwind &c. 349; bear garden, Babel, Saturnalia, donnybrook, Donnybrook Fair, confusion worse confounded, most admired disorder, concordia discors[Lat]; Bedlam, all hell broke loose; bull in a china shop; all the fat in the fire, diable a' quatre[Fr], Devil to pay; pretty kettle of fish; pretty piece of work[Fr], pretty piece of business[Fr].

[legal terms] disorderly person; disorderly persons offence; misdemeanor.

[moral disorder] slattern, slut (libertine) 962.

V. be disorderly &c. adj.; ferment, play at cross-purposes.

put out of order; derange &c. 61; ravel &c. 219; ruffle, rumple.

Adj. disorderly, orderless; out of order, out of place, out of gear; irregular, desultory; anomalous &c. (unconformable) 83; acephalous[obs], deranged; aimless; disorganized; straggling; unmethodical, immethodical[obs]; unsymmetric[obs], unsystematic; untidy, slovenly; dislocated; out of sorts; promiscuous, indiscriminate; chaotic, anarchical; unarranged &c. (see arrange &c. 60)[obs]; confused; deranged &c. 61; topsy-turvy &c. (inverted) 218; shapeless &c. 241; disjointed, out of joint.

troublous[obs]; riotous &c. (violent) 173.

complex &c. 59a.

Adv. irregularly &c. adj.; by fits, by fits and snatches, by fits and starts; pellmell; higgledy-piggledy; helter-skelter, harum-scarum; in a ferment; at sixes and sevens, at cross-purposes; upside down &c. 218.

Phr. the cart before the horse; </hysteron proteron/>[Grk][Grk]; chaos is come again; "the wreck of matter and the crush of worlds " [Addison]. #59a. Complexity -- N. complexity; complexness &c. adj.; complexus[obs]; complication, implication; intricacy, intrication[obs]; perplexity; network, labyrinth; wilderness, jungle; involution, raveling, entanglement; coil &c. (convolution) 248; sleave[obs], tangled skein, knot, Gordian knot, wheels within wheels; kink, gnarl, knarl[obs]; webwork[obs].

[complexity if a task or action] difficulty &c. 704.

V. complexify[obs], complicate.

Adj. gnarled, knarled[obs]. complex, complexed; intricate, complicated, perplexed, involved, raveled, entangled, knotted, tangled, inextricable; irreducible.