(adjective, verb)


1. (music) marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds; cut short crisply

Similar word(s): abrupt, disconnected, staccato

2. having been divided; having the unity destroyed

- Congress...gave the impression of...a confusing sum of disconnected local forces

Similar word(s): divided, disunited, fragmented, split

3. marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions

Similar word(s): disconnected, staccato, abrupt

4. not plugged in or connected to a power source

- the iron is disconnected

Similar word(s): off

5. lacking orderly continuity

- disconnected fragments of a story

Similar word(s): incoherent, confused, disjointed, disordered, garbled, illogical, scattered, unconnected

Sentences with disconnected as an adjective:

- There's no use trying to make a call on the disconnected phone.

- I just feel so disconnected from people living on the other side of the world.


1. simple past tense and past participle of disconnect

- The phone company disconnected my DSL.