disorganized

[ dis-awr-guh-nahyzd ]
/ dɪsˈɔr gəˌnaɪzd /

adjective

functioning without adequate order, systemization, or planning; uncoordinated: a woefully disorganized enterprise.
careless or undisciplined; sloppy: too disorganized a person to be an agreeable roommate.

Origin of disorganized

First recorded in 1805–15; disorganize + -ed2
Related formsun·dis·or·gan·ized, adjective
Can be confuseddisorganized unorganized

Definition for disorganized (2 of 2)

disorganize

[ dis-awr-guh-nahyz ]
/ dɪsˈɔr gəˌnaɪz /

verb (used with object), dis·or·gan·ized, dis·or·gan·iz·ing.

to destroy the organization, systematic arrangement, or orderly connection of; throw into confusion or disorder.
Also especially British, dis·or·gan·ise.

Origin of disorganize

1785–95; < French désorganiser, equivalent to dés- dis-1 + organiser to organize
Related formsdis·or·gan·iz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disorganized

disorganize

disorganise

/ (dɪsˈɔːɡəˌnaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to disrupt or destroy the arrangement, system, or unity of
Derived Formsdisorganization or disorganisation, noundisorganizer or disorganiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for disorganized

disorganize


v.

1793, from French désorganiser, from dés- "not" (see dis-) + organiser "organize" (see organize). This word and related forms were introduced in English in reference to the French Revolution. Related: Disorganized; disorganizing; disorganization.

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