dis·​joint·​ed | \ (ˌ)dis-ˈjȯin-təd How to pronounce disjointed (audio) \

Definition of disjointed

1a : being thrown out of orderly function a disjointed society
b : lacking coherence or orderly sequence an incomplete and disjointed history
2 : separated at or as if at the joint

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Other Words from disjointed

disjointedly adverb
disjointedness noun

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Examples of disjointed in a Sentence

a disjointed harangue about a hodgepodge of things that are supposedly wrong with our society
Recent Examples on the Web The result is an erratic and disjointed process that is causing frustration and confusion around the country. Dan Frosch, WSJ, "Covid-19 Vaccines Are Getting Stuck at the Last Step," 17 Jan. 2021 For a long four years, the country was subjected to disjointed and self-serving antics by our leaders without compassion or decency. Washington Post, "Readers write to Kamala Harris ahead of the inauguration," 14 Jan. 2021 Wit has been replaced by feverish caricature, feeling by sentimentality, and Wonder Woman is left with almost nothing to do for long stretches of a very long and disjointed story. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Review: Wishfulness Run Riot," 21 Dec. 2020 In a Big Ten football season so disjointed and compromised by the coronavirus pandemic, Ohio State’s offense exceeded its prodigious expectations. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "Ohio State football’s relentless offense dominates All-Big Ten voting," 15 Dec. 2020 The biggest problem at Monceau was the conglomeration of disjointed features. Washington Post, "An 18th-century Parisian garden of delight can teach us much about what not to do today," 9 Dec. 2020 While Houston moves on to play in San Diego, the A’s go home after a strange and disjointed year. Ann Killion, SFChronicle.com, "A’s postseason run is again fleeting as Astros win ALDS in four games," 8 Oct. 2020 Queen was talking about his struggles in coverage; the sentiment captured Queen’s disjointed season just as concisely. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, "Ravens rookie LB Patrick Queen has had an eye-catching season — for better and for worse," 20 Nov. 2020 Inter Miami had a disjointed start, costly defensive breakdowns and an inefficient attack in their 3-0 defeat in the MLS Cup playoff play-in match to Nashville SC on Friday night. Khobi Price, sun-sentinel.com, "Inter Miami’s disappointing inaugural season shows what needs to be fixed in 2021," 21 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of disjointed

circa 1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of disjointed was circa 1586

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31 Jan 2021

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“Disjointed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disjointed. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of disjointed

: lacking order and organization


dis·​joint·​ed | \ dis-ˈjȯin-təd How to pronounce disjointed (audio) \

Kids Definition of disjointed

: not clear and orderly a disjointed story

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disjointedly adverb spoke disjointedly

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