unconnected

Unconnected means not joined or attached to anything. If a teacher says the ideas in your research paper seem unconnected, you’ll have to go back and smooth them out. If you’re unconnected to the Internet, you can’t get online.

The word unconnected has many usages. If an island is unconnected to the mainland, there's no bridge. If you feel unconnected to your neighbors, you pass each other like ships in the night. If you can’t get a job because you don’t know anyone, you’re unconnected. Events can be unconnected, too — you might say that your grumpiness is unconnected to the bad grade you got on your math test. The Latin root of unconnected is conectere, "join together."

DEFINITIONS OF: unconnected

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adj not joined or linked together

Synonyms
apart, isolated, obscure
remote and separate physically or socially
asternal
not connected to the sternum or breastbone
detached, separated
no longer connected or joined
disjoined, separate
have the connection undone; having become separate
exploded
showing the parts of something separated but in positions that show their correct relation to one another
unattached
not fastened together
uncoupled
having the coupling undone
unrelated
lacking a logical or causal relation
Antonyms:
connected
joined or linked together
adjacent, conterminous, contiguous, neighboring
having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching
adjunctive
joining; forming an adjunct
affined
closely related
conterminous, contiguous
connecting without a break; within a common boundary
coupled, joined, linked
connected by a link, as railway cars or trailer trucks
engaged
built against or attached to a wall
well-connected
connected by blood or close acquaintance with people of wealth or social position
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adj lacking orderly continuity

Synonyms:
confused, disconnected, disjointed, disordered, garbled, illogical, scattered
incoherent
without logical or meaningful connection

adj not connected by birth or family

Synonyms
unrelated
not connected by kinship
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