Definition of disorganization in English:


(British disorganisation)


mass noun
  • 1Lack of proper planning and control.

    ‘social disorganization is destroying the wellbeing of the population’
    ‘the evacuation was dogged by chaos and disorganization’
    • ‘Likewise, the disorganization of relief operations is a waste of precious resources.’
    • ‘The first round of voting included widespread disorganization, violence, intimidation, and fraud.’
    • ‘He relied on military power, the element of surprise, and the disorganisation of the Imperial Court.’
    • ‘One would have thought that a rise in fascism would come from someone else exploiting the disorganisation of our old enemies.’
    • ‘The play on the field reflected the disorganization and unclear power distribution between the coaching staff and owner.’
    • ‘In thickly settled nations, with few dormant resources, a long war usually produces industrial disorganization and financial exhaustion.’
    • ‘For a time his treachery caused such disorganization in the army that the city fell into the hands of the Czechs and Whites.’
    • ‘Maybe, working together, they could overcome the disorganisation, the difficulties, and fix this hospital.’
    • ‘I am particularly concerned about this, considering the present disorganisation in the Grand Council.’
    • ‘The magazine's cover showed a chaotic chart reflecting the almost total disorganization of the various agencies that were supposed to respond to a terrorist attack.’
    1. 1.1 Inability to plan one's activities or affairs efficiently.
      ‘if you frequently lose your keys you may be suffering from chronic disorganization’
      • ‘The mother's profile suggested cognitive and behavioral disorganization and attitudes of helplessness and hopelessness.’
      • ‘He has been on report on several occasions due, not to behaviour, but to his general disorganisation.’
      • ‘Yet beneath his seeming penchant for disorganization was a determination to see that the important goals were achieved.’
      • ‘My decision (based on his irresponsibility and general disorganization) has been delayed because of the holidays.’
      • ‘Unfortunately, her son's backpack was only one sign of his complete disorganization.’
      • ‘I need the capability because text files combat my disorganisation.’
      • ‘But Jim's personal disorganisation is legendary and he carries his chaos around with him.’
      • ‘He was brought to the emergency department by his girlfriend for his increasing disorganization, memory deficits, and multisensory hallucinations.’
      • ‘But in retrospect that was because my uncle and cousin epitomise disorganisation and, much as I love them, laziness.’
      • ‘It was her own admitted disorganization, which eventually affected her ability to function effectively, that inspired the book.’