dis·​con·​nect·​ed | \ ˌdis-kə-ˈnek-təd How to pronounce disconnected (audio) \

Definition of disconnected

: not connected : separate also : incoherent a disconnected narrative

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Other Words from disconnected

disconnectedly adverb
disconnectedness noun

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Examples of disconnected in a Sentence

The phone lines are all disconnected. Her biography reads like a series of disconnected stories.
Recent Examples on the Web Has something changed in my relationships leading me to feel more disconnected? Adele Jackson-gibson, Good Housekeeping, "12 Things to Do When You're Feeling Lonely, According to Experts," 9 Sep. 2019 Some residents, stung by the controversy, feel disconnected from their government. Emily Bamforth, cleveland.com, "Lakewood Together: A new kind of hyperlocal news in an engaged Cleveland suburb," 23 Aug. 2019 Even the more modern state government buildings feel disconnected from the surrounding neighborhood, offering nothing in terms of a ground-level coffee shop or retail presence, McMahon said. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, "University Avenue Ford Building could be demolished — or added to National Register of Historic Places," 21 Aug. 2019 What emerges is a none-too-rosy portrait of modern spy-craft, where agents feel disconnected from any larger cause or mission. Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Nicolas Cage has ‘A Score to Settle’; plus ‘The Operative’ and more," 1 Aug. 2019 In one pilot project, volunteers use an app to track whether meal recipients report feeling disconnected. Paul Overberg, WSJ, "The Loneliest Generation: Americans, More Than Ever, Are Aging Alone," 11 Dec. 2018 The fact that the production company appears to endorse his actions by splicing together disconnected and unrelated events in order to also profit is really scary for people in my position. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Bravo's RHOP Airs Footage of Moments Seemingly After Michael Darby's Encounter with Cameraman," 28 July 2019 Like Brandon Webber, many weakly prepared black students drop out of college and end up disconnected. Robert Cherry, National Review, "The Case for More Occupational Training," 25 July 2019 The Free Press researched a half dozen phone numbers associated with the man Raj named as his contact, but all were disconnected. Allie Gross, Detroit Free Press, "Lawsuits take aim at Wayne County's controversial Action Before Auction program," 3 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of disconnected

1783, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of disconnected was in 1783

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13 Nov 2019

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“Disconnected.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disconnectedness. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of disconnected

: not connected to something (such as a power source)
: not having parts joined together in a logical way

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