disconnected

[ dis-kuh-nek-tid ]
/ ˌdɪs kəˈnɛk tɪd /
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adjective

disjointed; broken.
not coherent; seemingly irrational: a disconnected argument.

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Origin of disconnected

First recorded in 1775–85; disconnect + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM disconnected

dis·con·nect·ed·ly, adverbdis·con·nect·ed·ness, nounun·dis·con·nect·ed, adjectiveun·dis·con·nect·ed·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for disconnected

disconnected
/ (ˌdɪskəˈnɛktɪd) /

adjective

not rationally connected; confused or incoherent
not connected or joined

Derived forms of disconnected

disconnectedly, adverbdisconnectedness, noun
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