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disjointed

Line breaks: dis|joint¦ed
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈdʒɔɪntɪd
 
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Definition of disjointed in English:

adjective

Lacking a coherent sequence or connection: piecing together disjointed fragments of information
More example sentences
  • ‘If items are too dissimilar, it can have a disjointed and fragmented appearance,’ said Catlin.
  • The multitude of camera shots and angles make for a disjointed and fragmented composition that enhances the sense of fear and paranoia of not knowing where the next shot is coming from.
  • File this one under disjointed ramblings and let me recover in peace…
Synonyms
unconnected, disconnected, without unity, disunited, discontinuous, fragmented, fragmentary, disorganized, disordered, muddled, mixed up, jumbled, garbled, incoherent, confused, fitful, erratic, spasmodic, patchy, scrappy, bitty, piecemeal;

Derivatives

disjointedly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • Observers are not particularly worried by their recent quite dramatic falls, pointing out that Wall Street often reacts disjointedly from what economic data is signalling.
  • Revealed disjointedly as befits the mood of the story, Alice's fate is sketched with a remorselessly acute eye.
  • A campaign which started with calamity in Moscow, ended disjointedly in Basle last night.

disjointedness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Nevertheless, the fluidity of the text is generally not powerful enough to overcome the greater sense of disjointedness and jumpiness.
  • Society, however, continues to encourage this disjointedness, teaching men obsolete codes of aggressive competition in a world that increasingly moves toward communication and cooperation.
  • Instead, there is a disjointedness in the feeling that the listener can only expect the unexpected - but oddly enough, it rarely works to any sort of advantage by becoming truly surprising.

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