scattering (part of speech: verb)
disconnecting, diffracting, diverging, distributing, diffusing, detaching, evanescing, dissolving, evaporating, radiating, refracting, separating, disbursing, dispersing, disintegrating, breaking up, doling
deranging (part of speech: verb)
displacing, convulsing, discomposing, disarranging, tampering, muddling, scattering, deranging, jumbling, disturbing, meddling, swirling, whisking, tossing, ruffling, dislocating, mislaying, confusing, troubling, roiling, fermenting, roughening, churning, rummaging, mixing up, messing, disheveling, botching, capsizing, misplacing, confounding, agitating, tumbling, cluttering, upsetting, scrambling, rumpling, rippling, hashing, perturbing, whipping, disorganizing, tousling, blurring, mussing
- " That's a good deal so," said Fulkerson, disordering his hair. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
- So a little abroad and then home, and late at my office and closet settling this day's disordering of my papers, then to supper and to bed. - "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
- His mode of living might testify that a gnawing remorse abode ever with him, but his hair had not turned white in a single night, as the heads of those suddenly stricken by a great shock or a great grief or any greatly upsetting and disordering emotion sometimes are reputed to turn. - "The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story", Various.