disorientation


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dis·o·ri·en·ta·tion

 (dĭs-ôr′ē-ĕn-tā′shən)
n.
1. Loss of one's sense of direction, position, or relationship with one's surroundings.
2. Mental confusion or impaired awareness, especially regarding place, time, or personal identity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disorientation - a wild delusion (especially one induced by a hallucinogenic drug)disorientation - a wild delusion (especially one induced by a hallucinogenic drug)
delusion, hallucination - a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea; "he has delusions of competence"; "his dreams of vast wealth are a hallucination"
2.disorientation - confusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed; uncertainty as to direction; "his disorientation was the result of inattention"
confusedness, disarray, mental confusion, muddiness, confusion - a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior; "a confusion of impressions"
culture shock - a condition of disorientation affecting someone who is suddenly exposed to an unfamiliar culture or way of life or set of attitudes
Translations

disorientation

[dɪsˌɔːriənˈteɪʃən] n (being lost)égarement m (= confusion) → désorientation f

disorientation

dis·o·ri·en·ta·tion

n. desorientación, incapacidad de encontrar una dirección o local, de reconocer a otras personas, y de establecer una relación temporal lógica.
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