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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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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.
Once the discombobulation passes, it proves an excellent way to traverse Gravity Rush's charming city.
For all the discombobulation with the defensemen, forwards and goalies who have been injured or on the San Jose shuttle this season, the Sharks' biggest problem to date has not been roster turnover.
Happiness's discontinuity--its ecstatic discombobulation, as well as its intermittence and return: He found examples of it everywhere, glinting--gliterature.
Simon Jones, who played Arthur on radio and TV (and who makes a delectable cameo appearance here), was able to invest Arthur's profound discombobulation with a strong point of view.
My concern is that their discombobulation could lead to unruliness and aggression as they struggle for survival.
Prepossessing examples of Jess's puzzle-piece works (the ursine discombobulation of Deranged Stereopticon, 1974) and of his magnificent series of paintings, "Translations," 1959-1975, built up on various supports in reliefs of palimpsestic paint, affirm a literary life, one reflecting on the tensions and rapprochements between language and vision, but Jess's truest manipulation was of time.
But when there's a sense of real discombobulation, and characters have to cope with that, that's what makes for the most memorable Christmas films.
The show is accompanied by a suitably fancy-pants catalogue and combines six sculptures, whose titles nod to good guys and bad, and the associated series of photographs from the artist's recent outing at Greene Naftali Gallery in New York with the added fun and discombobulation of a new "gigantic" installation.
A Claudia Schiffer commercial for Victoria's Secret is causing discombobulation among the nets.
The formal logic of such spatial discombobulation shows up most readily in the spare outdoor works Jonas produced in the late 1960s and early '70s.