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verb as in befuddle

verb as in cloud

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Example Sentences

He acknowledged that some parents and students were disoriented by the transition, but also expressed admiration for the district’s efforts – like providing 80,000 laptops to students and standing up a system of virtual learning.

Baby sea turtles, which have evolved to evade predators by rushing to the ocean upon hatching, can be disoriented by lights near the shore.

Officers will typically also deploy devices like flash-bang grenades to disorient occupants.

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Goldberg’s remarks were clearly the sort of “excitable speech” that gender theorist Judith Butler writes about, disorienting us by bringing violent histories to bear on us today.

Criminal justice activists have accused Raleigh police of fatally shooting a young dad who was “so confused and disoriented that he didn’t even respond to his wife when she spoke to him” following a highway crash in North Carolina.

All this artful excess seems intended to disorient and disinhibit guests descending from the busy theater district above.


On this page you'll find 189 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to disorient, such as: baffle, bewilder, daze, distract, dumbfound, and fluster.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.