a) Chaotic; without clear order; in a state of disorder.

The frenzy which had unsettled the mind of the hermit was by him communicated to his hearers who, sinking into a trance, fell easy victims to the fearful visions of a disordered mind.

b) Deranged.
See Also: disorderly, ordered

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