discombobulated


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dis·com·bob·u·late

 (dĭs′kəm-bŏb′yə-lāt′)
tr.v. dis·com·bob·u·lat·ed, dis·com·bob·u·lat·ing, dis·com·bob·u·lates
To throw into a state of confusion. See Synonyms at befuddle.

[Perhaps alteration of discompose.]

dis′com·bob′u·la′tion n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.discombobulated - having self-possession upset; thrown into confusion; "the hecklers pelted the discombobulated speaker with anything that came to hand"; "looked at each other dumbly, quite disconcerted"- G.B.Shaw
discomposed - having your composure disturbed; "looked about with a wandering and discomposed air"
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