dis·​or·​ga·​nized | \ (ˌ)dis-ˈȯr-gə-ˌnīzd How to pronounce disorganized (audio) \

Definition of disorganized

: lacking coherence, system, or central guiding agency : not organized disorganized work habits

Examples of disorganized in a Sentence

The meeting was very disorganized.
Recent Examples on the Web They were joined by disorganized groups of fighters from England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Sweden, Norway, France, Spain, the Czech Republic, and elsewhere in Europe, with lone wolves trickling in from places like South Korea and Peru. Seth Harp, Harper’s Magazine , 22 June 2022 The system is mostly a disorganized area of showers and thunderstorms, but could develop further after moving back over water, NHC forecasters said. Richard Tribou, Orlando Sentinel, 16 June 2022 While the disorganized principle was the general approach to the Bottom Dollar space, there were three major design exceptions — the conference room, the design room and Doug’s office. Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 June 2022 However, the hurricane center said the disturbance is disorganized and doesn’t have a true center of circulation. Leigh Morgan, al, 3 June 2022 In much of the country, though, the booster campaign remains listless and disorganized, older people and their doctors said. Benjamin Mueller, BostonGlobe.com, 31 May 2022 Though much of the world’s focus in the war has been on Russia’s disorganized and flawed campaign, Ukraine, too, is struggling. Andrew E. Kramer, New York Times, 1 June 2022 Political aides and lobbyists have termed the city’s effort to regain home rule as sporadic, disorganized and last-minute. New York Times, 19 May 2022 As asynchronous work becomes the norm, slow, disorganized processes stagnate people’s day-to-day work. Daniel Jakaitis, Forbes, 3 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of disorganized

1801, in the meaning defined above

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“Disorganized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disorganized. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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dis·​or·​ga·​nized | \ dis-ˈȯr-gə-ˌnīzd How to pronounce disorganized (audio) \

Kids Definition of disorganized

1 : not having order a disorganized desk
2 : not able to manage or plan things well disorganized students

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