disjointed disjointed  /dɪs ˈdʒɔ ɪn tɪd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) lacking orderly continuity
  2. (adj) taken apart at the joints
  3. (adj) separated at the joint

Usage(s):

  1. But all in all it was an odd, disjointed speech from a man with perhaps too many parties to make a coherent argument.
  2. That may help explain why the global response feels a bit disjointed.
  3. The country is less a functioning nation-state than a patchwork of disjointed cantons.

News

  1. Students blast Dickinson ISD after storm ruins graduation

    DICKINSON — Upset parents and students are one thing, but now the Dickinson High School’s 2013 valedictorian and salutatorian have chastised the school district’s handling of Thursday’s thunderstorm-delayed and disjointed commencement ceremonies. The school district’s superintendent said those still upset should blame her because she made the “lose-lose” decision to hold the ceremonies Thursday ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KHOU 11 Houston

  2. Our View: Children are hurt by political posturing

    If legislators wonder why constituents, at times, view the legislative process as disjointed, misdirected and wasteful, they only need to look at how they handle — or should we say mishandle — legislation supposedly intended to help improve situations, such as education for example.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Norwich Bulletin

  3. Brazil Scrap Their Way to 3-0 Win Over France

    Brazil scrapped their way to a flattering 3-0 friendly win over France on Sunday in an ugly, disjointed match against opponents who are even worse off than themselves.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. "It is infuriating to watch MSHA, even after the tragedy at Sago, continue a tepid, disjointed and minimizing approach to mine safety," said Senator Robert C. Byrd, Democrat of West Virginia.
    on Sep 5, 2007 By: Robert Byrd Source: New York Times

  2. "It's like a disjointed radio show," said Sagal, "except with big breaks, because these guys, as you can tell, are very funny. So sometimes it takes us a while to actually get to the work -- but we get there."
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Katey Sagal Source: GoErie.com

  3. "Spanish culture is very associated with music and after a kind of disjointed period is now living a special moment," said Iglesias, speaking on TV news channel CNN+.
    on Sep 3, 2007 By: Alberto Iglesias Source: International Herald Tribune

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