- a breaking up of order or system; disunion or disruption of constituent parts.
- the absence of organization or orderly arrangement; disarrangement; disorder.
Origin of disorganization
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Related Wordsmix-up, foul-up, incoherence, confusion, dissolution, disarray, chaos, disunion, disruption, derangement, disorder, anarchy, disjointedness, screw-up
Examples from the Web for disorganization
I am scared that, like me, they will arrive and see a frenzy of disorganization, fear and, most frightening, quarantine.Quarantine Turns Ebola Heroes Into Pariahs
October 28, 2014
But “he was so shocked by the disorganization and lack of seriousness that he submitted his papers to retire.”The CIA’s Wrong: Arming Rebels Works
October 19, 2014
Maybe this is just another manifestation of Democratic disorganization.Why Is Progressive Hero Bill de Blasio Throwing Charter Schools Out of New York City?
Conor P. Williams
March 4, 2014
He fell victim to his own ignorance, disorganization, and inability to deal with sexual-harassment allegations.Why Herman Cain Failed to Salvage His Presidential Campaign
December 3, 2011
Carla Murphy looks at the challenges ahead, including corruption, hurricane season, and disorganization.Wyclef's Mission Impossible
August 7, 2010
It is not that they revealed a superlative degree of disorganization.England and Germany
Emile Joseph Dillon
Throughout May, 1917, the disorganization of the Russian army continued.
Disorganization, aggravated by intestine faction, grew worse and worse.Impressions of South Africa
Further evidences of disorganization and want of definite aim were to come.Art in England
Danger from without was accompanied by disorganization within.Beginnings of the American People
Carl Lotus Becker
- The destruction of an organ or tissue causing loss of function.
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