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View synonyms for out of joint

out of joint

  1. Out of order, inauspicious or unsatisfactory, as in The entire lineup of our team is out of joint . Shakespeare had this term in Hamlet (1:5): “The time is out of joint.” [Early 1400s]

  2. Dislocated, as in Trying to break his fall, he put his shoulder out of joint . [Late 1300s]



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The ill-conditioned think all things awry, and the whole world out-of-joint.

Anna nearly forgot her out-of-joint arm when the four reached the marsh.

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