having the joints or connections separated: a disjointed fowl.
disconnected; incoherent: a disjointed discourse.
Entomology. disjunct(def 3).

Origin of disjointed

First recorded in 1580–90; disjoint + -ed2
Related formsdis·joint·ed·ly, adverbdis·joint·ed·ness, nounun·dis·joint·ed, adjective

Synonyms for disjointed

2. rambling, confused, chaotic, disordered.
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Examples from the Web for disjointedness

Historical Examples of disjointedness

  • Emerson quotes many of his sayings, not one of them worth preserving, all marked by a kind of violence and disjointedness.

    The Last Harvest

    John Burroughs

British Dictionary definitions for disjointedness



having no coherence; disconnected
separated at the joint
Derived Formsdisjointedly, adverbdisjointedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for disjointedness



1640s, past participle adjective from disjoint (mid-15c.), from Old French desjoindre, from Latin disjungere, from dis- (see dis-) + jungere (see jugular).

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