- 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
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- 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
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Then, like today, the moderates were disorganized and divided.It’s Time to Hold Our Nose and Back Egypt’s Military
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But all the blue forces were broken, disorganized; there came an exhaustion, a lassitude.The Long Roll
My brain, disorganized, reeling with doubt, will madden me to death.Saronia
They were no longer vicious and dangerous—they were only disorganized and panic-stricken.Dwellers in Arcady
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Their administration was disorganized and their treasuries were empty.The Sequel of Appomattox
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One of the largest boys in the group rallied the disorganized mob.Ralph on the Overland Express
- (tr) to disrupt or destroy the arrangement, system, or unity of
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Word Origin and History for disorganized
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