disorienting


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dis·o·ri·ent

 (dĭs-ôr′ē-ĕnt′)
tr.v. dis·o·ri·ent·ed, dis·o·ri·ent·ing, dis·o·ri·ents
To cause (a person, for example) to experience disorientation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.disorienting - causing loss of physical or intellectual bearings; "making so many turns to the right and then the left was completely disorienting"; "a sharp blow to the head can be disorienting"
unoriented - not having position or goal definitely set or ascertained; "engaged in unoriented study"; "unoriented until she looked at the map"
orientating, orienting - positioning with respect to a reference system or determining your bearings physically or intellectually; "noticed the bee's momentary orienting pause before heading back to the hive"; "an orienting program for new employees"
Translations

disorienting

[dɪsˈɔːriɛntɪŋ] disorientating [dɪsˈɔːriənteɪtɪŋ] (British) adj [experience, effect] → déroutant(e), déconcertant(e)
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