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  • v. Present participle of disorient.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. causing disorientation: causing confusion of directions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. causing loss of physical or intellectual bearings

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Examples

  • I wonder if part of why it's so disorienting is that I've played so much tetris that my brain expects different results.

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  • Called a "disorienting revue" in promotional materials, it is not an easy one to describe.

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  • And yet I find the notion disorienting to contemplate: there are not enough drugs for women to take during pregnancy.

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  • Thoroughly disorienting, which is what makes it so intriguing.

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  • First, the weirdness is poured on so heavily that it's disorienting, which is fine by itself, but which in this case made it more difficult to care about the characters and the story.

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  • The nuances of the architecture are often disorienting, which is a feeling I had repeatedly while reading

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  • It's Benjamin Button's ugly brother showing his reality through his own kind of disorienting cinematic dreamscape.

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  • It's Benjamin Button's incredibly ugly brother showing his reality through his own kind of disorienting, head tripcinematic dreamscape.

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  • Though they don't rock as hard, and it's possible that the Jesus and Mary Chain could set up some kind of disorienting wall of guitar feedback or something.

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  • "There's something disorienting about a movie that wants to be modern and cutting-edge but looks like a Dean Martin movie, and it's not the good kind of disorienting that the movie's going for, it's the bad kind of disorienting, where the technique takes you out of the film."

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