(Phrases). To fish in troubled waters; to make hay of.

    (Adjectives). Disorderly, orderless, out of order, misplaced, out of place, deranged, disarranged 61, irregular, desultory, anomalous, untidy, tousled, straggling, unarranged, immethodical, unsymmetrical, unsystematic, unmethodical, undigested, unsorted, unclassified, unclassed, asymmetrical.

    Disjointed, out of joint, out of gear, confused, tangled, involved, fumbled, inextricable, irreducible.

    Mixed, scattered, promiscuous, indiscriminate, casual.

    Tumultuous, turbulent, riotous, troublous, tumultuary 173, rough-and-tumble.

    (Adverbs). Irregularly, etc., by fits and snatches, pell-mell; higgledy - piggledy; at sixes and sevens; helter - skelter; harum-scarum, in a ferment, at cross purposes; à bâatons rompus; anyhow.

  1. Reduction to Order.
  2. Arrangement (Substantives), disposal, disposition, collocation, allocation, distribution, sorting, assortment, allotment, apportionment, marshalling, alinement, taxis, taxonomy, gradation, organisation, ordination.

    Analysis, sifting, classification.

    Result of arrangement: digest, synopsis, analysis, syntagma, table, register 551.

    Instrument for sorting: sieve, riddle, screen 260.

    (Verbs). To order, reduce to order, bring into order, introduce order into.

    To arrange, dispose, place, form; to put, set, place, etc., in order; to set out, collocate, pack, marshal, range, aline (or align), rank, group, parcel out, allot, distribute, assort, sort, sift, riddle.

    (Phrases). To put or set to rights; to assign places to.

    To class, classify, file, string, tabulate, register, take stock.

    To methodise, digest, regulate, grade, gradate, graduate, organise, settle, fix, rearrange.

    To unravel 246, disentangle, ravel, card, disembroil.

    (Adjectives). Arranged, methodical, etc. (see 58), embattled, in battle array.

  3. Subversion of Order, bringing into disorder.
  4. Derangement (Substantives), disarrangement, misarrangement, displacement, misplacement, discomposure, disturbance, bedevilment, disorganisation, perturbation, shuffling, rumpling, embroilment, corrugation 258, inversion 218, jumble, muddle.

    (Verbs). To derange, disarrange, misplace, mislay, discompose, disorder, embroil, unsettle, disturb, confuse, perturb, jumble, tumble, huddle, shuffle, muddle, toss, hustle, fumble, riot; mis-arrange, bring, put, or throw into disorder, trouble, confusion, etc., break the ranks, upset.

    To unhinge, put out of joint, turn over, invert; turn topsyturvy; turn inside out 218, bedevil, throw out of gear.

    To complicate, involve, perplex, tangle, entangle, ravel, ruffle, tousle, rumple, dishevel, litter, scatter, made a mess of, monkey with, make hay of.

    (Adjectives). Deranged, etc., see 59.

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