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discombobulated

1. Perplexed or confused. I tried to do well in this class, but I've been discombobulated since we started.
2. Drunk. Do you remember last night at all? You were really discombobulated!
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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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