disoriented

[ dis-awr-ee-en-tid, -ohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF disoriented
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Moran went along the disoriented passages of the Malabar to the lock.

A force seized and flung him, distorted and disoriented, to infinity.

They are disoriented and do not seem to understand the questions put to them.

The overlay of his, what, his inner beauty on that exterior, it disoriented her.

In spite of himself he slept again, and roused, feeling ill and disoriented, in total dark.

Without this he would have been a pitiful figure, disoriented, and inharmonious with the world into which he was born.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from French désorienter "to cause to lose one's bearings," literally "to turn from the east," from dés- (see dis-) + orienter (see orient (v.)). Related: Disoriented; disorienting.

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