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[ dis-awr-guh-nahyzd ]


  1. functioning without adequate order, systemization, or planning; uncoordinated:

    a woefully disorganized enterprise.

    Synonyms: disorderly, muddled

  2. careless or undisciplined; sloppy:

    too disorganized a person to be an agreeable roommate.

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  • undis·organ·ized adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of disorganized1

First recorded in 1805–15; disorganize + -ed 2

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Example Sentences

The resulting scramble, which ProPublica has investigated over the past eight months, was a disorganized, poorly overseen effort to buy masks and other supplies from just about anyone who said they could deliver.

Of the few opportunities Wood had to attack these spots head-on in Detroit, many came on disorganized, cramped floors.

He is disorganized and constantly late for calls and meetings.

B9GFullFZTiPacking tools, recovery equipment, and camping gear can get disorganized really fast.

We all have areas in our lives that make us feel disorganized, unprepared, or stressed out.

From Fortune

The rebels inside Syria, those whom Americans truly would like to help, are almost totally disorganized themselves.

But on the dissident-to-revolutionary left, the ranks are even more disorganized.

Our schools operate in an extraordinarily dense, disorganized regulatory environment.

The end result only confirmed its image as disorganized and ineffectual.

Chabon brings back the neighborhood record stores of my youth in all their disorganized and haphazard glory.

All were badly and insufficiently fed, as much from disorganized commissariat arrangements as from actual want of supplies.

Both flourished because the government was for the time disorganized by foreign invasion or by revolution.

Ignorant of the country, disorganized, and far from the Union lines, they strove in vain to escape.

An accident to the gravel train disorganized the work, and he and some others were dismissed for the afternoon.

My days were disorganized and I obeyed only the craving for excitement, movement, and rapidly succeeding sensations.


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