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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

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61. [Subversion of Order; Bringing into Disorder.] Derangement.

   NOUN:DERANGEMENT &c. v.; muss [colloq. U. S.], mess, touse [colloq.], disorder [See Disorder]; evection, discomposure, disturbance; disorganization, deorganization; dislocation; perturbation [rare], interruption; shuffling &c. v.; inversion [See Inversion]; corrugation (fold) [See Fold]; involvement; insanity [See Insanity].
   VERB:DERANGE; misarrange, disarrange, displace, misplace; mislay, discompose, disorder; disorganize; embroil, unsettle, disturb, confuse, trouble, perturb, jumble, tumble; huddle, shuffle, muddle, toss, hustle, fumble, riot; bring into disorder, put into disorder, throw into disorder [See Disorder]; muss [colloq., U. S.], mess, touse [obs. or dial.]; break the ranks, disconcert, convulse; break in upon.
  UNHINGE, dislocate, put out of joint, throw out of gear.
  TURN TOPSY-TURVY (invert) [See Inversion]; bedevil; complicate, involve, perplex, confound; embrangle or imbrangle, tangle, entangle, ravel, tousle [colloq.], dishevel, ruffle; rumple (fold) [See Fold]; dement, become insane [See Insanity].
  LITTER, scatter; mix [See Mixture].
   ADJECTIVE:DERANGED &c. v.; syncretic, syncretistic; mussy [colloq., U. S.].
   QUOTATION:A nice derangement of epitaphs.—Sheridan