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discombobulate

(dɪskəmˈbɑbjəlet)
tv. to confuse or perplex someone. That kind of discussion discombobulates me something awful.

discombobulated

and discomboobulated (dɪskəmˈbɑbjəledəd and dɪskəmˈbubjəledəd)
1. mod. confused. I get completely discombobulated when I think of figures that big.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. From the way she is walking, I’d say she is discombobulated.
See also: discombobulate
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For example, in the old days, if I had a hard night out and woke up in a state of discombobulation, could just pick my clothes off the bedroom floor, sniff them, and say, with some degree of certainty: "Aha, whiff of Woodbine with a hint of sticky carpet, that's easy - it's the betting shop near London Bridge.
Once I got over my discombobulation, I jumped at it.
Forgive the discombobulation, for this is Quebec, Canada's--if that can be the word--land of delightful nonsense.
This is not merely a result of postmodern theorizing as the theory-minded and the theory-shy like to imagine; nor is it just a reflection of the postmodern discombobulation we are supposed to be experiencing.
In the short term, it's a recipe for discombobulation with driving angles and binding customs stretched to the limit.
But because of the general critical discombobulation, her ground-shaking insinuations were never sufficiently gauged, though they were assuredly felt.
The centerpiece being "The Denver Landing" (published in the Sagetrieb special issue), a poem late-Slinger in mode of address, starring the Pope on a Lewis & Clarkish passage up the waters from Nawlins to "Denland," a trip in a slave-powered galleon providing El Papa a ringside view of the discombobulation of the West on his way to his usual rendezvous: "The crowd is vast, / and young, and unaborted.
True, the Republicans had more money, not to mention Rush and his ilk, Fox and much of the mainstream media, plus a popular President who campaigned tirelessly round the country, plus the discombobulation of 9/11 and the prospect of invading Iraq.
Think of the discombobulation that would result if the I-Self world of law, economics, and politics was asked to deal with a We-Self that includes and gives ethical standing to animals, plants, and even inorganic nature.
He tells the story of a 35-year-old downsized Lockheed employee who, after an initial period of discombobulation, goes on to find wealth and personal happiness by embracing change, risk, and adaptability.
All it takes is some inspiration, imagination and maybe a little discombobulation.
The circumstances are that Mr Heathcote, and indeed his son and grandson, had been the subject of irritating and nuisance knocking by people who feel it's funny to cause discombobulation to people minding their own business in their own homes.
Something with which to redress the emotional skewing that had been brought about by the aftershocks of discombobulation that come with experiencing hate of such proportions.
Del Rosario, he himself is guilty of circumlocution, evasion, discombobulation and ad hominem attacks on Binay.