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scattered (adj.)

late 14c., of units in a grouping, "disunified and dispersed," past-participle adjective from scatter (v.). Figurative use, in reference to thoughts, etc., is by 1620s. Related: Scatteredly.

updated on January 21, 2022

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Definitions of scattered from WordNet

scattered (adj.)
occurring or distributed over widely spaced and irregular intervals in time or space;
scattered villages
scattered showers
scattered (adj.)
lacking orderly continuity;
scattered thoughts
Synonyms: confused / disconnected / disjointed / disordered / garbled / illogical / unconnected
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