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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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This memoir examines the adventures and misadventures of one such lad who did become a CPA, although his discombobulated development defies the logic of such an outcome.
This is the literature of Frankensteinian transformation taking discombobulated parts, galvanizing by words, and a new being springs forth.
HOLLYWOOD HAS ALWAYS TOYED WITH new business models, but not since the early '50s, when the rise of television discombobulated the movie industry, have so many companies been knocked off-kilter by so much change so quickly.
On a screen positioned on a large wooden lattice in front of the trailer, a video shot in real time shows its discombobulated interior.
It is a discombobulated throng of disparate and conflicting interests whose only point of meaningful contact is on the track each afternoon.
Indeed, when O'Connor announced her retirement at the beginning of the summer, the one consistent theme in an otherwise discombobulated Democratic response, was that it would be great if President Bush nominated someone just like her.
New subject matter is inadequately explained or supported, and concepts fail to transition from chapter to chapter, from section to section, and even from sentence to sentence, leaving the reader discombobulated.
It would grow to scores of affiliates and create some of the most memorable programming of television's infancy, including Jackie Gleason's Honeymooners, Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour, and the lovably discombobulated Captain Video and His Video Rangers, which not only introduced a generation to the enthralling possibilities of outer space but arguably prepared its brains for the onslaught of hallucinogens that would come in the 1960S.
His best-known work, the one for which he won the Tony, was in Annie, and no one who saw it will ever forget the charmingly discombobulated moves Gennaro gave the raga-muffin orphans and scheming villains of that show.
Some chefs are easy to trust-no matter how discombobulated the ingredient list, no matter how intense the food aversion.
When companies automate, they often become discombobulated, because the computers aren't necessarily going on LANs, and so they don't speak to one another.
Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, the presiding officer of the city council, said two things that discombobulated and made us wonder to what extent our city officials would go to hide the truth: 1) 'There are no formal applications yet' for any casino operation in the city; and 2) The proposed ordinance - No.
I was a bit discombobulated when I spied the back end of an alligator on the inside lane of Interstate 75 through the Everglades.
And he added: "When I spoke to him this morning he was discombobulated, all over the place, taking in everything that's happened.
The good news is, of course, that Alan was absolutely fine, apart from being somewhat discombobulated and suffering a few scratches to his face.