unglued

adjective
un·​glued | \ ˌən-ˈglüd How to pronounce unglued (audio) \

Definition of unglued

: upset, disordered usually used with come chief executives came unglued at the thought of a strike— H. E. Meyer

Examples of unglued in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It's been nearly two years since QB Ben Roethlisberger's right elbow came unglued against Seattle. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "NFL's 17-game season: Ranking best new matchups and explaining new scheduling formula," 31 Mar. 2021 The woman who was given the wrong order at the coffee place comes unglued with the barista, or the gent who had to wait outside the store because of limited capacity begins a shouting match with the clerk. Tracy Brower, Forbes, "Why You’re (Still) Exhausted And How To Get Through," 28 Feb. 2021 Your skin barrier can very easily become damaged, and those bricks become unglued. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, "What Is Your Skin Barrier and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?," 22 Jan. 2021 But as an examination of a lawman coming unglued from stress, the movie is sharp and intense. Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Review: Utah-made ‘Wolf of Snow Hollow’ mixes horror, comedy and drama to depict a lawman’s breakdown," 8 Oct. 2020 An initial inspection of the floor found that plywood was coming unglued and in poor condition. Jamie Swinnerton, Chron, "Woodlands business donates new floor to Candy House," 2 Dec. 2020 Peaky Blinders actor Joe Cole as Sean Wallace, a British mobster who becomes unglued after the death of his gang leader father Finn (Colm Meaney). Clark Collis, EW.com, "The Raid director previews his bone-crunching crime show Gangs of London," 30 Sep. 2020 One was Climategate, where global warming skeptics seized on the leaked emails of atmospheric scientists and produced reams of feverish, unglued analyses. Clive Thompson, Wired, "QAnon Is Like a Game—a Most Dangerous Game," 22 Sep. 2020 And things start to come unglued when his widow, Margaret (Kim Cattrall), and two children learn that Eugene fathered three other children with three different women. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, "There are ‘Filthy Rich’ Christians on TV ... and, good heavens, are they ever flawed!," 19 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of unglued

1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Unglued.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unglued. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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