disconnected Definition

  • 1not connected or in communication with something, especially not having a telephone or other electronic connection
  • 2lacking coherence or cohesion

Using disconnected: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "disconnected" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I feel disconnected from my family since I moved away.

  • Example

    The phone line was disconnected.

  • Example

    The story was disjointed and disconnected.

disconnected Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for disconnected

Phrases with disconnected

  • to lose touch with the real world, often due to excessive daydreaming or drug use


    After his wife died, he began to disconnect from reality and spent most of his time in his own world.

  • a lack of understanding or agreement between two things or groups


    There is a disconnect between what the government says and what the people experience.

  • a written warning that a utility service will be discontinued if payment is not made


    The family received a disconnect notice for their electricity bill.


Summary: disconnected in Brief

The term 'disconnected' [ˌdɪskəˈnektɪd] refers to a lack of connection or communication, whether it be electronic or personal. It can also describe something that is lacking coherence or cohesion, as in 'The story was disjointed and disconnected.' Phrases like 'disconnect from reality' and 'disconnect notice' extend its meaning further.

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