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Syllabification: dis·or·gan·ize
Pronunciation: /disˈôrɡəˌnīz

Definition of disorganize in English:


[with object]
Disrupt the systematic order or functioning of: attacks on leading government figures might disorganize the regime
More example sentences
  • All of this creates burdensome and disorganizing levels of stress, which is a major cause of divorce and the creation of single-parent families.
  • He claimed the measure would disorganise payments in many parts of the country where local enterprises did not have access to the big national banks.
  • Whatever you do, don't detour to answer every misplaced question as this disturbs continuity, decreases clarity and disorganizes an otherwise structured explanation.


late 18th century (dating from the French Revolution): from French désorganiser.



Pronunciation: /-ˌôrɡənəˈzāSHən/
Example sentences
  • Many of the accusations seem at least as easy to explain in terms of disorganization and confusion as intentional mischief.
  • The scale of that was even more tragic than this, but there was confusion, there was disorganization.
  • Performances tend to be frustrating, with flashes of high skill and impressive athleticism undermined by naive disorganisation and lack of commitment.

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