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Lacking a coherent sequence or connection:‘piecing together disjointed fragments of information’
unconnected, disconnected, without unity, disunited, discontinuous, fragmented, fragmentary, disorganized, disordered, muddled, mixed up, jumbled, garbled, incoherent, confused, fitful, erratic, spasmodic, patchy, scrappy, bitty, piecemealView synonyms
- ‘I sobbed loudly, not caring who I woke up, speaking into the dark emptiness of my room, forming disjointed sentences and unconnected thoughts.’
- ‘The events of the past few days swam through Robby's head in one disjointed, jumbled mess, and he could find no perspective on any of it whatsoever.’
- ‘The different sounds usually don't mesh together, and the end result is often a fragmented, disjointed mess.’
- ‘But the story is presented in a disjointed series of confusing flashbacks that work too hard to logically explain an ultimately illogical premise.’
- ‘File this one under disjointed ramblings and let me recover in peace…’
- ‘The film is so over-populated with characters (many of whom don't need to be there) that it frequently feels disjointed and incoherent, thereby undermining the overall enjoyment.’
- ‘While the book's format lets us meet many fascinating people, it has the unfortunate effect of making individual experience disjointed and fragmentary.’
- ‘She was gasping for breath as her mind rambled a jumbled conglomerate of disjointed thoughts at him.’
- ‘Instead, I found a collection of disjointed information.’
- ‘A scrappy move in a disjointed first half gave the home side their best chance of the half.’
- ‘The plan which we will publish will not be a collection of disjointed projects with no connecting logic.’
- ‘The narrative also jumps between miscellaneous angles and points of view, creating a portrait that is necessarily disjointed and patchy.’
- ‘The multitude of camera shots and angles make for a disjointed and fragmented composition that enhances the sense of fear and paranoia of not knowing where the next shot is coming from.’
- ‘Compounding this disjointed approach was a confusing mélange of stage settings.’
- ‘I can look back on them with fond memories long after my professors' disjointed ramblings have faded from my mind.’
- ‘‘If items are too dissimilar, it can have a disjointed and fragmented appearance,’ said Catlin.’
- ‘Beyond the Nixon saga, the book consists mostly of disjointed ramblings about assassination plots.’
- ‘The first 20 minutes seem disjointed and unconnected.’
- ‘Advocates of the proposal - mostly federally chartered banks - contend the move would simplify the disjointed and confusing home-buying process.’
- ‘This article has to be one of the most disjointed and confused articles I've read in a long time.’
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