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in a dwaal
In a preoccupied, disconnected, or unfocused state of mind; in a daze. Primarily heard in South Africa. I was in a dwaal leaving the doctor's office, unable to come to grips with the diagnosis she had just given me. The actor says he has been in a dwaal following the overwhelming positive reaction to his latest film.
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in a dwaalSOUTH AFRICAN, INFORMAL
If someone is in a dwaal, they are unable to think clearly or understand what is happening. I've been in a dwaal most of today.
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in a dwaalin a dreamy, dazed, or absent-minded state. South African
1985 Paul Slabolepszy Saturday Night at the Palace Yassas—Carstens!! Wake up, man. You in a real dwaal tonight.
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