Roget category 591. Words expressing abstract relations
› 1.4. Order
›› 1.4.1. Order in general
[Absence, or want of Order, &c.]
want of method —
confusion — confusedness etc. adj. — mishmash, mix — disarray, jumble, huddle, litter, lumber — cahotage† — farrago — mess, mash, muddle, muss [U.S.], hash, hodgepodge — hotch-potch†, hotch-pot† — imbroglio, chaos, omnium gatherum [Lat.], medley — mere mixture etc. 41 — fortuitous concourse of atoms, disjecta membra [Lat.], rudis indigestaque moles [Lat.] [Ovid]. complexity etc. 59.1. turmoil — ferment etc. (agitation) 315 — to-do, trouble, pudder†, pother, row, rumble, disturbance, hubbub, convulsion, tumult, uproar, revolution, riot, rumpus, stour†, scramble, brawl, fracas, rhubarb, fight, free-for-all, row, ruction, rumpus, embroilment, melee, spill and pelt, rough and tumble — whirlwind etc. 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.
play at cross-purposes.
put out of order — derange etc. 61 — ravel etc. 219 — ruffle, rumple.
out of order,
out of place,
out of gear —
out of sorts —
out of joint.
troublous† — riotous etc. (violent) 173.
complex etc. 59.1.
by fits and snatches,
by fits and starts —
in a ferment —
at sixes and sevens,
at cross-purposes —
the cart before the horse —
hysteron proteron [Gr.] —
chaos is come again —
the wreck of matter and the crush of worlds"
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