disjointed

  • 1 Disjointed — Dis*joint ed, a. Separated at the joints; disconnected; incoherent. {Dis*joint ed*ly}, adv. {Dis*joint ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 disjointed — I adjective aimless, confused, deranged, desultory, disarranged, disassociated, discerpted, discordant, disjunctive, disordered, disorderly, disorganized, erratic, in disarray, in disorder, incoherent, incompositus, incongruent, incongruous,… …

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  • 3 disjointed — 1640s, pp. adj. from disjoint (mid 15c.), from O.Fr. desjoindre, from L. disjungere, from dis (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + jungere (see JUGULAR (Cf. jugular)) …

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  • 4 disjointed — [adj] loose, disconnected aimless, confused, cool, discontinuous, disordered, displaced, disunited, divided, far out, fitful, fuzzy, inchoate, incoherent, incohesive, irrational, jumbled, muddled, out of it*, out to lunch*, rambling, separated,… …

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  • 5 disjointed — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lacking a coherent sequence or connection. DERIVATIVES disjointedly adverb disjointedness noun …

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  • 6 disjointed — [dis joint′id, dis′joint΄id] adj. 1. out of joint 2. dismembered 3. disconnected; without unity or coherence disjointedly adv. disjointedness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Disjointed — Disjoint Dis*joint , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disjointed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disjointing}.] 1. To separate the joints of; to separate, as parts united by joints; to put out of joint; to force out of its socket; to dislocate; as, to disjoint limbs; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 disjointed — dis|joint|ed [dısˈdʒɔıntıd] adj 1.) something, especially a speech or piece of writing, that is disjointed has parts that do not seem well connected or are not arranged well ▪ disjointed fragments of information 2.) a disjointed activity or… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 disjointed — [[t]dɪsʤɔ͟ɪntɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Disjointed words, thoughts, or ideas are not presented in a smooth or logical way and are therefore difficult to understand. Sally was used to hearing his complaints, usually in the form of disjointed, drunken… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 disjointed — adjective Date: circa 1586 1. a. 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 j …

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  • 11 disjointed — disjointedly, adv. disjointedness, n. /dis joyn tid/, adj. 1. having the joints or connections separated: a disjointed fowl. 2. disconnected; incoherent: a disjointed discourse. 3. Entomol. disjunct (def. 3). [1580 90; DISJOINT + ED2] Sy …

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  • 12 disjointed — dis•joint•ed [[t]dɪsˈdʒɔɪn tɪd[/t]] adj. 1) having the joints or connections separated: a disjointed fowl[/ex] 2) disconnected; incoherent: a disjointed discourse[/ex] • Etymology: 1580–90 dis•joint′ed•ly, adv. dis•joint′ed•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 disjointed — /dɪsˈdʒɔɪntəd / (say dis joyntuhd) adjective 1. disconnected; incoherent: *Nowadays his mind seemed a mere receptacle for disjointed thoughts, which sprang into it from nowhere, skimmed across it and vanished. –henry handel richardson, 1929. 2.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 disjointed — adjective Not connected, coherent, or continuous. The hours of his illness were disjointed and confusing as he drifted in and out of consciousness …

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  • 15 disjointed — adjective a disjointed speech or piece of writing is one in which the words or ideas are not well connected together or arranged in a reasonable order disjointedly adverb disjointedness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 disjointed — adjective the discussion was too disjointed to follow Syn: unconnected, disconnected, disunited, discontinuous, fragmented, disorganized, disordered, muddled, mixed up, jumbled, garbled, incoherent, confused; rambling, wandering …

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  • 17 disjointed — [dɪsˈdʒɔɪntɪd] adj consisting of different parts that are not clearly connected a strange disjointed dream[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 disjointed —   Pāku iku i (as a poorly constructed story).    ♦ Disjointed vertebra, anu u …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 19 disjointed — adjective 1. lacking orderly continuity (Freq. 1) a confused set of instructions a confused dream about the end of the world disconnected fragments of a story scattered thoughts • Syn: ↑confused, ↑ …

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  • 20 disjointed — Synonyms and related words: aimless, alienated, confused, detached, directionless, disarranged, disarticulated, disconnected, discontinuous, disengaged, disjoined, disjoint, disjunct, dislocated, disordered, disorderly, disorganized, dispersed,… …

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