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derangement

 [de-rānj´ment]
1. older term for a mental disorder.
2. disarrangement of a part or organ.

de·range·ment

(dĕ-rānj'ment),
1. A disturbance of the regular order or arrangement.
2. Rarely used term for a mental disturbance or disorder.
[Fr.]

de·range·ment

(dĕ-rānj'mĕnt)
1. A disturbance of the regular order or arrangement.
2. Older term for a mental disturbance or disorder.
[Fr.]

derangement

1. mental disorder.
2. disarrangement of a part or organ.
References in classic literature ?
There is no sign of your intellect being deranged, or being likely to be deranged, that medical science can discover--as I understand it.
Maybe he is a bit deranged on account of having drink enough to disturb but not enough to settle his wits, but he is no more than following out the legitimate path of his superstitions and predicaments, which I will explain to you.
As in former years, at the beginning of the spring he had gone to a foreign watering-place for the sake of his health, deranged by the winter's work that every year grew heavier.
The philanthropist deranged the symmetry of the table, sat himself in the way of the waiting, blocked up the thoroughfare, and drove Mr.
This man is deranged," I said to myself, very much frightened.
In the meanwhile, it is not too much to propose (our prisoner having deranged my housekeeping), that my expenses of lodging and nourishment at an hotel shall be paid by you.
Now, I pass to sick and deranged impressions; they are so strong, that I rely upon them; but there are spaces between them that I know nothing about, and they are not pervaded by any idea of time.
One of these was the proprietor of a giant, and a little lady without legs or arms, who had jogged forward in a van; the other, a silent gentleman who earned his living by showing tricks upon the cards, and who had rather deranged the natural expression of his countenance by putting small leaden lozenges into his eyes and bringing them out at his mouth, which was one of his professional accomplishments.
Such sick dreams always remain long in the memory and make a powerful impression on the overwrought and deranged nervous system.
Hard to give a damn about deranged Ronnie ever since she snatched Kat's baby.
There can be no excuse for the actions of the deranged gunman responsible for this attack -- deranged, for no sane person could either contemplate or execute such an act.
Tory Defence Secretary Michael Fallon came across as a deranged Dr Strangelove, an unhinged character out of control, when he self-destructed with an imbecilic assault on Ed Miliband.