|1.||[ adjective ] occurring or distributed over widely spaced and irregular intervals in time or space|
"scattered showers" "scattered villages"
|2.||[ adjective ] not close together in time|
"isolated instances of rebellion" "scattered fire" "a stray bullet grazed his thigh"
|3.||[ adjective ] being distributed here and there without order|
"scattered leaves littered the sidewalk" "don't forget to pick up the clothes lying strewn all over the floor"
|4.||[ adjective ] lacking orderly continuity|
|Synonyms:||confused disordered disjointed garbled illogical unconnected disconnected|
"a confused set of instructions" "a confused dream about the end of the world" "disconnected fragments of a story" "scattered thoughts"