What is the opposite of order?

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Noun
Opposite of the arrangement or disposition of people or things in relation to each other
“The disorder of keys in the database makes it incredibly difficult for me to find what I am looking for.”
Noun
Opposite of a state in which the laws and rules regulating public behavior are observed
“Now that the King has been overthrown, a downwards spiral towards disorder and chaos has begun.”
Noun
Opposite of an authoritative command or instruction
“Joe had been given the liberty to carry out his own brand of justice by a mysterious agency.”
Noun
Opposite of a state in which everything is in its correct or appropriate place
“Surprisingly, the untidiness on his desk is completely incongruent with his productivity.”
Noun
Opposite of a state in which everything is arranged logically, comprehensibly, or naturally
“When Lisa decided to be a vegan, it caused disharmony and angst in the Simpson household.”
Noun
Opposite of the overall state or condition of something
“It took me two hours to put everything in order, and two minutes for my son to make it a complete mess.”
Noun
Opposite of an official order issued by a person in authority
Noun
Opposite of a collection of people, countries, or groups that combine for mutual protection or cooperation
Noun
Opposite of an individual rule as part of a system of law or religious doctrine
Noun
Opposite of a class, group, or kind sharing certain characteristics or qualities
Noun
Opposite of a type or class of people or things
Noun
Opposite of the state of being intractable
Noun
Opposite of a class or division of people or things regarded as having particular shared characteristics
Noun
Opposite of a particular type of something in the same general category
“The role was a departure from his romantic comedy repertoire.”
Noun
Opposite of a category having attributes in common while differentiated from others by kind, type, or quality
“The debate concerning the unclassifiability of the essay film has continued over the years.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting
Noun
Opposite of a particular order in which related things follow each other
Noun
Opposite of an official instruction, especially one given by a judge to a jury regarding points of law
Noun
Opposite of a judgment or verdict arrived at after consideration
“Her argument was founded on a quarter of the jury having been lost over five sitting days, the jury's indecision, and the lengthy deliberations.”
Noun
Opposite of the state or fact of things being the way they usually are
Noun
Opposite of the practice or method of imposing strict rules of behavior on other people
“Attempts to curb the unruliness at home failed miserably because the parents had lost control of their kids.”
Noun
Opposite of persons or things with something in common that are grouped together
“He brings a different kind of personality and a sense of individuality to the table.”
Noun
Opposite of something which has been acquired through buying or purchasing
“We apologize for your loss, but we cannot refund money for items that you have personally broken or misplaced.”
Verb
Opposite of to arrange or set in some sort of order
“Because Huey was well aware of Jenny's obsessive-compulsive behavior, he decided to disarrange her books to rile her up.”
Verb
Opposite of to command that something be done
“I ask that you reconsider your position on the verdict.”
Verb
Opposite of to give an instruction under one's (legal) authority
“You will find that some countries will ban research on apes to protect them from any kind of scientific testing.”
Verb
Opposite of to request some product or service or to secure by placing an order
“Kerry had to cancel her holiday booking after an unforeseen work commitment had arisen.”
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Opposite of to instruct or urge (someone) to do something
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Opposite of to give an authoritative or peremptory order
“I wondered why he would ask me to take out the rubbish when he himself had nothing else on his agenda.”
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Opposite of to give instructions
“The press should get things right, and not implicitly misinstruct the public.”
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Opposite of to ask, or demand, something (of someone)
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(of a meeting or seminar) Opposite of to manage or preside over
“To follow your petty call to arms over trivial matters would be a massive waste of resources.”
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Opposite of to assign to a category
“I assimilate everything in my fridge because I do not have the time to sort through my groceries.”
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Opposite of to give (someone) orders in a domineering manner
“I serve my master, but I am not compelled to spend the night parleying with his lacqueys.”
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Opposite of to choose to do
“Homer tells Bart and Lisa they need not try if their best results in failure.”
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Opposite of to politely or formally ask for
“Please reply to our messages as soon as possible.”
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Opposite of to make a request or demand of someone
“As you have ignored my requests to stop chattering while the movie is playing, I will now force you to do so.”
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