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disconnected

Line breaks: dis|con¦nect¦ed
Pronunciation: /dɪskəˈnɛktɪd
 
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Definition of disconnected in English:

adjective

1Having had a connection broken: he expected the disconnected phone to start ringing
More example sentences
  • They gave me one phone number which I had checked out, turned out to be a disconnected phone number of a textile mill that had gone bankrupt.
  • It was as if no one was to blame - save for a disconnected phone line.
  • The last he heard was a desperate disconnected phone call during Hurricane Katrina.
1.1 [predicative] (Of a person) lacking contact with reality: I drove away, feeling disconnected from the real world
More example sentences
  • Brought forth in the programme are images that encompass and translate the diverse emotions of the disconnected people.
  • This disconnected person was not the Jeri they knew - what in the world was going on?
  • She stepped back, of her own choice, and went from being immersed in something with me to being a disconnected observer.
Synonyms
detached, separate, separated, divorced, cut off, isolated, dissociated, disengaged, removed, unconnected, unattached;
1.2(Of speech, writing, or thought) lacking a logical sequence: a disconnected narrative
More example sentences
  • The odd, unexpected rhyme can come like an oasis in a desert of disconnected thought and jarring line breaks.
  • And afterwards, I was left with a straight flush of surreal, striking, disconnected impressions and memories.
  • History and a chain of disconnected memories came crashing over one another in my head.
Synonyms
disjointed, incoherent, garbled, confused, jumbled, mixed up, unintelligible, rambling, wandering, disorganized, uncoordinated, ill-thought-out, illogical, irrational;
haphazard, random

Derivatives

disconnectedly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • The film opens on a small evening party: four individuals dancing, swaying, laughing disconnectedly.
  • ‘I know what they took… ‘He said disconnectedly, staring blankly off into nowhere, ‘I know what they took from me.’
  • Simultaneously, but disconnectedly, each finds himself changed by the funeral, from the moment of the funeral, and changing in ways both dramatic and imperceptible.

disconnectedness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • If this situation does produce bodies of work consistent in their disconnectedness from the world, no one should find that particularly ‘subconscious’ or surprising.
  • It's quite clear to me however that, in the long term, this era of historical disconnectedness will pass, and will be judged by future historians as a period in which human development entered and sat sad and disconsolate in the doldrums.
  • The tension was building as the deadline for the announcement approached and I couldn't put up any longer with the disconnectedness of the web.

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