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disconnected adj
1 marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds; cut short crisply; "staccato applause"; "a staccato command"; "staccato notes" [syn: staccato] [ant: legato]
2 having been divided; having the unity destroyed; "Congress...gave the impression of...a confusing sum of disconnected local forces"-Samuel Lubell; "a league of disunited nations"- E.B.White; "a fragmented coalition"; "a split group" [syn: disunited, fragmented, split]
3 marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions; "abrupt prose" [syn: abrupt]
4 not plugged in or connected to a power source; "the iron is disconnected"
5 lacking orderly continuity; "a confused set of instructions"; "a confused dream about the end of the world"; "disconnected fragments of a story"; "scattered thoughts" [syn: confused, disjointed, disordered, garbled, illogical, scattered, unconnected]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. past participle of disconnect
    The phone company disconnected my DSL.


  1. referring to a something that is no longer connected
    There's no use trying to make a call on the disconnected phone.
  2. Feeling a lack of empathy or association with something.
    I just feel so disconnected from people living on the other side of the world.


referring to a something that is no longer connected
Feeling a lack of empathy or association with something

Extensive Definition

Disconnection is a practice in Scientology.
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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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