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disjointed

[ dis-join-tid ]
/ dɪsˈdʒɔɪn tɪd /
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adjective

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

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Nearby words

disject, disjecta membra, disjoin, disjoined, disjoint, disjointed, disjunct, disjunction, disjunctive, disjuncture, disjune

Origin of disjointed

First recorded in 1580–90; disjoint + -ed2
SYNONYMS FOR disjointed
2 rambling, confused, chaotic, disordered.
Related formsdis·joint·ed·ly, adverbdis·joint·ed·ness, nounun·dis·joint·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for 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

disjointed

/ (dɪsˈdʒɔɪntɪd) /

adjective

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

disjointed


adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper