Definition of disjointed in English:



  • Lacking a coherent sequence or connection.

    ‘piecing together disjointed fragments of information’
    • ‘‘If items are too dissimilar, it can have a disjointed and fragmented appearance,’ said Catlin.’
    • ‘The plan which we will publish will not be a collection of disjointed projects with no connecting logic.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘Advocates of the proposal - mostly federally chartered banks - contend the move would simplify the disjointed and confusing home-buying process.’
    • ‘The different sounds usually don't mesh together, and the end result is often a fragmented, disjointed mess.’
    • ‘Beyond the Nixon saga, the book consists mostly of disjointed ramblings about assassination plots.’
    • ‘Instead, I found a collection of disjointed information.’
    • ‘This article has to be one of the most disjointed and confused articles I've read in a long time.’
    • ‘While the book's format lets us meet many fascinating people, it has the unfortunate effect of making individual experience disjointed and fragmentary.’
    • ‘A scrappy move in a disjointed first half gave the home side their best chance of the half.’
    • ‘The narrative also jumps between miscellaneous angles and points of view, creating a portrait that is necessarily disjointed and patchy.’
    • ‘She was gasping for breath as her mind rambled a jumbled conglomerate of disjointed thoughts at him.’
    • ‘File this one under disjointed ramblings and let me recover in peace…’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The first 20 minutes seem disjointed and unconnected.’
    • ‘Compounding this disjointed approach was a confusing mélange of stage settings.’
    • ‘But the story is presented in a disjointed series of confusing flashbacks that work too hard to logically explain an ultimately illogical premise.’
    • ‘I sobbed loudly, not caring who I woke up, speaking into the dark emptiness of my room, forming disjointed sentences and unconnected thoughts.’
    • ‘I can look back on them with fond memories long after my professors' disjointed ramblings have faded from my mind.’
    unconnected, disconnected, without unity, disunited, discontinuous, fragmented, fragmentary, disorganized, disordered, muddled, mixed up, jumbled, garbled, incoherent, confused, fitful, erratic, spasmodic, patchy, scrappy, bitty, piecemeal
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