disjunction disjunction

Definition(s):

  1. (n) state of being disconnected
  2. (n) the act of breaking a connection

Usage(s):

  1. An athlete has to deal with the disjunction between the outside world, which says he's exceptional, and what he feels inside, which is he's just as human as the rest of us.
  2. The strange disjunction between the private and public Gores stymies his friends, frustrates his advisers and puzzles the press.
  3. This tends to make his novels seem disjointed, but he defends it on the ground that disjunction is the nature of modern society.

News

  • The magical, lonely love of 'Her'

    In 'Her,' Spike Jonze's futuristic exploration of a man's relationship with his computer, the filmmaker surveys human disjunction.
    on January 10, 2014     Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer

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ennui ennui
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