[ dis-awr-ee-ent, -ohr- ]
/ dɪsˈɔr iˌɛnt, -ˈoʊr- /
verb (used with object)
to cause to lose one's way: The strange streets disoriented him.
to confuse by removing or obscuring something that has guided a person, group, or culture, as customs, moral standards, etc.: Society has been disoriented by changing values.
Psychiatry. to cause to lose perception of time, place, or one's personal identity.
The United States Of Diversity: Bordersby Taneesh Khera In April, 2018 I traveled to India for a college friend’s wedding. When I came back, I read part of this essay to two friends, and we began to discuss borders and what they’ve become today. That conversation was inspiration for this episode, so grab a cushion and get comfortable for the United States of Diversity: Borders.
disturb, complicate, discombobulate, befuddle, perturb, clutter, derange, fluster, dumbfound, bewilder, puzzle, muddle, distract, baffle, daze, stupefy, intoxicate, perplex, impair, distort
- disorderly person,
- disorganized schizophrenia,
Origin of disorient
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All this artful excess seems intended to disorient and disinhibit guests descending from the busy theater district above.Interactive Play ‘Queen of the Night’ Opens at Restored Diamond Horseshoe Club|Brian Spitulnik|December 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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