Meaning of disorganization in English:


Pronunciation /dɪsˌɔːɡənʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/

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(also British disorganisation)
mass noun
  • 1Lack of proper planning and control.

    ‘social disorganization is destroying the wellbeing of the population’
    • ‘the evacuation was dogged by chaos and disorganization’
    • ‘I am particularly concerned about this, considering the present disorganisation in the Grand Council.’
    • ‘One would have thought that a rise in fascism would come from someone else exploiting the disorganisation of our old enemies.’
    • ‘In thickly settled nations, with few dormant resources, a long war usually produces industrial disorganization and financial exhaustion.’
    • ‘The play on the field reflected the disorganization and unclear power distribution between the coaching staff and owner.’
    • ‘Maybe, working together, they could overcome the disorganisation, the difficulties, and fix this hospital.’
    • ‘For a time his treachery caused such disorganization in the army that the city fell into the hands of the Czechs and Whites.’
    • ‘The first round of voting included widespread disorganization, violence, intimidation, and fraud.’
    • ‘Likewise, the disorganization of relief operations is a waste of precious resources.’
    • ‘He relied on military power, the element of surprise, and the disorganisation of the Imperial Court.’
    1. 1.1Inability to plan one's activities or affairs efficiently.
      ‘if you frequently lose your keys you may be suffering from chronic disorganization’
      • ‘Yet beneath his seeming penchant for disorganization was a determination to see that the important goals were achieved.’
      • ‘Unfortunately, her son's backpack was only one sign of his complete disorganization.’
      • ‘But Jim's personal disorganisation is legendary and he carries his chaos around with him.’
      • ‘It was her own admitted disorganization, which eventually affected her ability to function effectively, that inspired the book.’
      • ‘The mother's profile suggested cognitive and behavioral disorganization and attitudes of helplessness and hopelessness.’
      • ‘He was brought to the emergency department by his girlfriend for his increasing disorganization, memory deficits, and multisensory hallucinations.’
      • ‘My decision (based on his irresponsibility and general disorganization) has been delayed because of the holidays.’
      • ‘I need the capability because text files combat my disorganisation.’
      • ‘But in retrospect that was because my uncle and cousin epitomise disorganisation and, much as I love them, laziness.’
      • ‘He has been on report on several occasions due, not to behaviour, but to his general disorganisation.’