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fragmentary

Line breaks: frag|men¦tary
Pronunciation: /ˈfraɡm(ə)nt(ə)ri
 
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Definition of fragmentary in English:

adjective

Consisting of small disconnected or incomplete parts: excavations have revealed fragmentary remains of masonry
More example sentences
  • And what utterly fascinated us was the incompleteness, the fragmentary quality of his writing.
  • Having some experience of metal working, he recognised the fragmentary remains as crucibles and clay casting moulds.
  • Excavations yielded the remains of at least six adults in the chambers, together with fragmentary remains of children.
Synonyms
incomplete, fragmental, fragmented, disconnected, disjointed, broken, discontinuous, piecemeal, in pieces;
incoherent, inconsistent, scrappy, bitty, sketchy, uneven, patchy, deficient, untidy, unsystematic, jumbled, inconclusive

Derivatives

fragmentarily

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • These pieces amount to two anthems which survive complete, and some Anglican liturgical music which survives fragmentarily in Durham Cathedral Library and cannot be reconstructed.
  • In the first place the elements of a simple past-tense narrative concerning Aristeas do not, even fragmentarily, run sequentially from the beginning to the end of the poem.
  • Popular entertainment depicting disabled characters allude to these fears and prejudice or address them obliquely or fragmentarily, seeking to reassure ourselves.

Words that rhyme with fragmentary

mammary

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