1. distributed or occurring at widely spaced and usually irregular intervals: scattered villages; scattered showers.
  2. dispersed; disorganized: scattered forces.
  3. distracted or disorganized: scattered thoughts.
  4. Meteorology. (of clouds) covering up to one-half of the sky.Compare broken(def 5).

Origin of scattered

Related formsscat·tered·ly, adverbscat·tered·ness, nounun·scat·tered, adjectivewell-scat·tered, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018