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

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 effect is appealing, but the book’s structure presents a disjointed picture of how the policies of the era’s nine presidencies fit together into a strategic whole. A. Wess Mitchell, WSJ, 29 Apr. 2022 The French, under the direction of Jean-Louis Barrault, put on a disjointed 90-minute variety show, not without its moments of charm. Vogue, 25 Apr. 2022 Done poorly, these engagements lack clarity, efficiency and results, and can lead to disjointed customer experiences. Colson Hillier, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2022 Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the CDC has faced criticism for muddy communication, along with slow and disjointed data coming through an outdated system. Deidre Mcphillips, CNN, 19 Apr. 2022 The disjointed episode made Carmichael feel more like a new cast member than a celebrity host. Amanda Wicks, The Atlantic, 3 Apr. 2022 Generations of immigration means that Indo-Guyanese culture is beautiful, but in itself a little disjointed, influenced by both the Caribbean and India culturally. Katherine Singh, refinery29.com, 29 Mar. 2022 That could explain the changing, disjointed nature of Russia’s campaign. New York Times, 20 Mar. 2022 Baseball has long wanted a free agency period like the ones that have developed during this long, bizarre, disjointed winter. Jared Diamond, WSJ, 11 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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19 May 2022

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“Disjointed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disjointed. Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of disjointed

: not clear and orderly a disjointed story

Other Words from disjointed

disjointedly adverb spoke disjointedly

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