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[ dis-kuh-nek-tid ]


  1. not coherent; seemingly irrational:

    a disconnected argument.

    Synonyms: disjointed, incoherent, rambling, confused

    Antonyms: coherent, logical, cogent


/ ˌdɪskəˈnɛktɪd /


  1. not rationally connected; confused or incoherent
  2. not connected or joined

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Derived Forms

  • ˌdisconˈnectedly, adverb
  • ˌdisconˈnectedness, noun

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Other Words From

  • discon·nected·ly adverb
  • discon·nected·ness noun
  • undis·con·nected adjective
  • undis·con·nected·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of disconnected1

First recorded in 1775–85; disconnect + -ed 2

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Example Sentences

In a key county supervisor race, District 1 in South Bay, Ben Hueso said he was against Proposition 15 and that you would “have to be very disconnected from reality to want to support” it.

Contracting the disease helped Bolsonaro and Johnson squash the argument that their disconnected approach misfired with bystanders.

From Ozy

Less than a week after he said anyone who supports the ballot measure must be “disconnected from reality,” he has joined their ranks.

“Right now, you’d have to be very disconnected from reality to want to support a measure that is not going to help businesses recover,” Hueso told KUSI last week.

Because their messaging can be stodgy and rote, it’s easy for people to feel disconnected and don’t feel the urge to act.

From Fortune

With every family member accessing a different screen in a different room it can feel like we are more disconnected than ever.

NWCAA inspectors did not visit the rail facility until five months after Tesoro had disconnected the problematic pipe.

And the more disconnected we become from the era of the Civil War, the more abstract and plausible the idea of secession becomes.

He wakes and sleeps at intervals that have become disconnected from the flow of night and day.

Best of all I have no laptop, Blackberry or phone, so I begin to feel truly disconnected.

Word for word he translates my utterance, the sentences broken, disconnected, in his inadequate English.

A connected narrative of our wanderings in this amazing country could hardly be true to its disconnected character.

He disconnected the string from the bed and arranged it on the window.

Besides I possessed some disconnected knowledge in history, astronomy, and other mathematical sciences.

As the German opened the envelop and set aside letter after letter, he talked on in his disconnected way.


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