dis|joint|ed [dısˈdʒɔıntıd] adj
1.) something, especially a speech or piece of writing, that is disjointed has parts that do not seem well connected or are not arranged well
disjointed fragments of information
2.) a disjointed activity or system is one in which the different parts do not work well together
Burley was critical of his team's disjointed performance.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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  • Disjointed — Dis*joint ed, a. Separated at the joints; disconnected; incoherent. {Dis*joint ed*ly}, adv. {Dis*joint ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disjointed — I adjective aimless, confused, deranged, desultory, disarranged, disassociated, discerpted, discordant, disjunctive, disordered, disorderly, disorganized, erratic, in disarray, in disorder, incoherent, incompositus, incongruent, incongruous,… …   Law dictionary

  • disjointed — 1640s, pp. adj. from disjoint (mid 15c.), from O.Fr. desjoindre, from L. disjungere, from dis (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + jungere (see JUGULAR (Cf. jugular)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • disjointed — [adj] loose, disconnected aimless, confused, cool, discontinuous, disordered, displaced, disunited, divided, far out, fitful, fuzzy, inchoate, incoherent, incohesive, irrational, jumbled, muddled, out of it*, out to lunch*, rambling, separated,… …   New thesaurus

  • disjointed — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lacking a coherent sequence or connection. DERIVATIVES disjointedly adverb disjointedness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • disjointed — [dis joint′id, dis′joint΄id] adj. 1. out of joint 2. dismembered 3. disconnected; without unity or coherence disjointedly adv. disjointedness n …   English World dictionary

  • Disjointed — Disjoint Dis*joint , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disjointed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disjointing}.] 1. To separate the joints of; to separate, as parts united by joints; to put out of joint; to force out of its socket; to dislocate; as, to disjoint limbs; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disjointed — [[t]dɪsʤɔ͟ɪntɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Disjointed words, thoughts, or ideas are not presented in a smooth or logical way and are therefore difficult to understand. Sally was used to hearing his complaints, usually in the form of disjointed, drunken… …   English dictionary

  • disjointed — adjective Date: circa 1586 1. a. being thrown out of orderly function < a disjointed society > b. lacking coherence or orderly sequence < an incomplete and disjointed history > 2. separated at or as if at the j …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disjointed — disjointedly, adv. disjointedness, n. /dis joyn tid/, adj. 1. having the joints or connections separated: a disjointed fowl. 2. disconnected; incoherent: a disjointed discourse. 3. Entomol. disjunct (def. 3). [1580 90; DISJOINT + ED2] Sy …   Universalium

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