un·​co·​or·​di·​nat·​ed ˌən-kō-ˈȯr-də-ˌnā-təd How to pronounce uncoordinated (audio)
: lacking coordination : not coordinated: such as
: not able to move different parts of the body together well or easily
… I'm every bit as clumsy and uncoordinated on a virtual skateboard as I would be on a real one.Peter Cohen
: not characterized by smoothness or regularity
… the uncoordinated twitching of a heart no longer able to beat.Jerry Adler
jerky uncoordinated movements
: not well organized
uncoordinated attacks by rebel armies

Examples of uncoordinated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The postwar international institutions were devised in a somewhat ad hoc manner, with overlapping and uncoordinated functions. Martin Daunton, Fortune, 17 Nov. 2023 That's because the beauty tools featured here are small marvels of engineering, harnessing machine learning, aerospace technology, and good, old-fashioned intuition to help make perfect results seem almost effortless — even for the chronically uncoordinated. Liana Schaffner, Allure, 21 Sep. 2023 In cardiac arrest, the heart quivers with uncoordinated contractions, and the blood flow to every part of the body — including the brain — ceases. Theresa Tamkins, NBC News, 14 Sep. 2023 There may be structures or elements in your garden that pose a physical threat to puppies who may charge around and be rather uncoordinated at first. Elizabeth Waddington, Treehugger, 12 Apr. 2023 In an uncoordinated effort that stretched over an hour, 376 officers responded. Dallas News, 17 July 2022 But its post-production pipeline was a chaotic tangle, employing an uncoordinated mix of talent working at facilities spread across the map. Todd Longwell, Variety, 10 May 2023 In many places, protests appeared uncoordinated and unpredictable. Shaiq Hussain, Washington Post, 10 May 2023 This brain damage is why the afflicted bald eagles seemed blind and uncoordinated. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, 25 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncoordinated was in 1892

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Cite this Entry

“Uncoordinated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncoordinated. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


un·​co·​or·​di·​nat·​ed -kō-ˈȯrd-ᵊn-ˌāt-əd How to pronounce uncoordinated (audio)
: not coordinated : lacking proper or effective coordination
uncoordinated muscles
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