Translation of disorder in Spanish:

disorder

Pronunciation: /dɪsˈɔːrdər; dɪsˈɔːdə(r)/

noun/nombre

  • 1 uncountable/no numerable 1.1 (confusion) desorden (masculine) the army retreated in disorder el ejército se retiró a la desbandada
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    • In fact, from the moment her family jumped in the car to go on their yearly camping trip, her life was full of chaos, disorder and confusion.
    • Looking at the current list, with almost every line scribbled out and switched around, there remains considerable disorder and confusion among the students.
    • Judging by Andy's experience, the Greek courts are a forum for disorder and confusion.
    1.2 (unrest) desórdenes (masculine plural), disturbios (masculine plural)
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    • The White Paper anticipated that it would be used as the most usual charge in relation to serious outbreaks of public disorder.
    • He said Gardaí were stretched from their commitments in policing the EU presidency, combating public disorder and fighting terrorism.
    • The operation has led to four arrests for public disorder, breach of an anti-social behaviour order and of a defendant who missed court.
  • 2 countable/numerable [Medicine/Medicina] afección (feminine) [formal], problema (masculine) a kidney disorder un problema or [formal] una afección renal mental disorders trastornos (masculine plural) mentales
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    • What is achieved by concluding that schizophrenia and other functional mental illnesses are disorders of the brain?
    • My Dad always thought I had some sort of disorder where my eyes confused themselves or something.
    • Any sportsman who experienced warning symptoms such as fainting during training or with a family history of sudden death should be screened an tested for signs of cardiac disorder.

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