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 But heard live on Thursday, far too much instrumental detail failed to carry effectively into the house, and Davis’s scoring emerged variously as muddled, disjointed, fussy or over the top. Joe Banno, Washington Post, "NSO presents a muddled ‘Messiah,’ but all is not lost," 20 Dec. 2019 But for the most part, the Warriors looked disjointed, hardly a surprise for a team with eight newcomers that had only practiced together four times. Connor Letourneau, SFChronicle.com, "Several young players offer silver linings in Warriors’ preseason loss to Lakers," 5 Oct. 2019 These memories, at times disjointed, seem to stumble forward, playing out like life. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Liz Phair’s ‘Horror Stories’ unleashes a tumble of memories," 12 Oct. 2019 Broken Care The new website comes as city officials face heightened scrutiny to mend the city’s disparate and disjointed behavioral health care system. Trisha Thadani, SFChronicle.com, "New online tracking system shows how many SF addiction treatment beds sit empty," 11 Dec. 2019 For coach Gregg Popovich, the process of reassembling the puzzle has not been seamless during an at-times disjointed 4-3 start. Jeff Mcdonald, ExpressNews.com, "Spurs still searching for early-season sync," 6 Nov. 2019 Constant chopping and changing of personnel, formations and tactics led to confused and disjointed performances, and his in-game substitutions left many supporters scratching their heads. SI.com, "Supporters' Sympathy for Sacked Nathan Jones Reflects the Demise of Stoke City," 3 Nov. 2019 City Hall’s response seems disjointed and confusing. Heather Knight, SFChronicle.com, "Exhausted SF homeless stretch out in Tenderloin church, a space for ‘sacred sleep’," 10 Dec. 2019 After looking unsettled and disjointed throughout the first half, the Buckeyes scored 27 unanswered points after halftime. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "Ohio State football surges past Wisconsin for 34-21 victory in Big Ten championship game," 8 Dec. 2019

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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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25 Jan 2020

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“Disjointed.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disjointed. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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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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