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
  1. adjective
    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
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    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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  2. adjective
    lacking orderly continuity
    synonyms: confused, disconnected, disjointed, disordered, garbled, illogical, scattered
    incoherent
    without logical or meaningful connection
  3. adjective
    not connected by birth or family
    Synonyms:
    unrelated
    not connected by kinship
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