Definition of uncoordinated in US English:



  • 1Badly organized.

    ‘expensive mistakes resulting from uncoordinated manufacturing strategies’
    • ‘This is a clear example of failure of a fragmented and uncoordinated health system.’
    • ‘Traditionally there has been a lack of coordination among providers, and patient education is sporadic, unplanned, and uncoordinated.’
    • ‘In the absence of commitment from professional and organisational leaders, efforts will be fragmentary and uncoordinated and will have only minor effects.’
    • ‘Because of the old view of logistics, building contractors operating in their traditional roles across several projects would deliver materials in an uncoordinated fashion, clogging up roads and airport facilities.’
    • ‘In short, the old system was said to be uncertain, uncoordinated and haphazard, relying on private and amateur effort, and prone to corruption.’
    • ‘Although the Government has shown commitment to tacking the problem, it has not given sufficient priority to such an important public health issue and its approach remains far too uncoordinated.’
    • ‘As a result, their resistance was sporadic and uncoordinated, and many were killed.’
    • ‘There is a lack of leadership and decision making within the company that has led to an uncoordinated approach to much of its business.’
    • ‘The managed care movement is one of the country's efforts to organize the fragmented, uncoordinated, and costly health care delivery system.’
    • ‘But the uncoordinated attacks from those who did choose to fight seems to indicate a lack of leadership, or at least effective leadership, on the part of the military command.’
    • ‘Even if at the expense of an ill-estimated and obviously uncoordinated move, he has pledged his intention to regain the initiative within the party.’
    • ‘Their attack disintegrated into uncoordinated actions by small groups of tanks.’
    • ‘Housing advice provision is presently uncoordinated leading to disparities within the district.’
    • ‘I do not think we're seeing low-level criminal activity anymore; I also don't think we're seeing uncoordinated attacks.’
    • ‘He said in such a situation, development tended to be haphazard and uncoordinated there by making standards poor and connectivity between systems difficult.’
    • ‘Effectively protected from public scrutiny, the barbed-wire medical system is uncoordinated, underfunded and has almost zero accountability.’
    • ‘According to Robbins, its messages are uncoordinated and sometimes contradictory, varying in tone and style.’
    • ‘Protests by adherents are small, sporadic and uncoordinated.’
    • ‘Low-intensity warfare continues and soldiers continue to suffer casualties from uncoordinated attacks in the country.’
    • ‘He felt that the city administration's decision not to cancel the plan showed how uncoordinated the planning of projects in the administration was.’
    unmethodical, undirected, disorganized, unarranged, unplanned, unpremeditated, indiscriminate
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  • 2(of a person or their movements) clumsy.

    • ‘But I was incredibly uncoordinated trying to take a shower and almost fell.’
    • ‘Because their bodies begin to grow so rapidly during adolescence, teenagers often feel awkward, self-conscious, uncoordinated, embarrassed and even confused.’
    • ‘Besides, I had felt awkward and uncoordinated in those other classes, and I hope this workshop will enlighten both my mind and body.’
    • ‘He has uncoordinated movements and his condition also affects his speech, but his mental ability is not impaired.’
    • ‘In other words, I was as uncoordinated as a camel wearing roller skates.’
    • ‘Mick showed me some capoeira moves which looked really cool, although I'm pretty sure I'd be totally uncoordinated if I tried them.’
    • ‘At the meager age of thirteen, Shelby looked every bit the shy skinny uncoordinated girl she really was.’
    • ‘Most of his movements are uncoordinated or involuntary reflexes.’
    • ‘At this stage, my dancing is still awkward, rigid, uncoordinated, an embarrassment, to be frank.’
    • ‘I'm not going to the gym, which I just joined, because I'm too ashamed to have everyone see how uncoordinated and fat I am.’
    • ‘After a while though, her increasingly uncoordinated movement forced them apart.’
    • ‘His own steps felt heavy and uncoordinated as he walked up the stairs to the master bedroom.’
    • ‘Muscle contractions may cause uncoordinated movements and bizarre postures.’
    • ‘As alcohol affects the cerebellum, muscle movements become uncoordinated.’
    • ‘When you are literally frozen in fear, your whole body is tensed and tight, and any movement feels scary and uncoordinated.’
    • ‘Being the uncoordinated person I am, I didn't catch it and it knocked me in the forehead.’
    • ‘From there I became a clumsy little child, then blossoming forth into a uncoordinated teen devoid of all sporting ability whatsoever.’
    • ‘He was an uncoordinated boy, extremely tall and gangly with small eyes and an unusually large nose, and what he lacked in talent, he made up for in enthusiasm.’
    • ‘He felt like a newborn baby, everything felt uncoordinated, and awkward.’
    • ‘I'm too uncoordinated for that, so as a child, I used to do the next best thing: body surfing.’
    clumsy, awkward, blundering, bumbling, lumbering, shambling
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