discombobulated love



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  • adjective confused; upset.

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  • adjective Confused, embarrassed, upset.
  • adjective Broken, mixed up.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of discombobulate.

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  • adjective having self-possession upset; thrown into confusion


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  • Out on the road, the Juke is a strange sprite of a trucklet: diminutive, determined, loud, eager, winsome, but — given its dinky wheelbase, stiff antiroll bars, dearth of wheel travel and oddly discombobulated roll axes and center of gravity — also a trifle uncoordinated.

    Nissan's Jazzy Juke, Imperfect on Purpose

  • “Okay, I want to see exactly where we stand,” Catherine said, thinking with dour amusement that it almost seemed a loaded statement, given that everyone at the conference table looked utterly discombobulated, their weariness evident from their raccoon-ringed eyes, scrambled and beaten hair, and wrinkled clothes.

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Skin Deep

  • Nightfall is a work of striking juxtapositions and tones that by picture end, come off like an unforgettably disarming person -- you're charmed, discombobulated, even slightly disturbed, and you're not sure what to make of it all.

    Kim Morgan: For the Love of (Film Noir): Nightfall

  • We have been discombobulated by immigration, says David Cameron.

    Hideously diverse Britain: David Cameron's problem with immigration

  • Fitzpatrick, filling in for the injured Carson Palmer for the seventh straight game, got so discombobulated that the ball sailed out of his hand as he tried to make one throw.


  • Young kids are discombobulated by unfamiliar surroundings and too much sugar; grown-ups are discombobulated by overeating -- and drinking.

    Eileen Ogintz: Hosting Thanksgiving Is No Picnic -- Some Survival Tips

  • That's also how Weill wanted to be seen, but it didn't quite work out for him as Citi grew too large and discombobulated to be effectively managed.

    Yvette Kantrow: Polishing the Dimon

  • It could just be aging, but I think the surgery kind of discombobulated my internal coordination a bit.

    CNN Transcript Mar 11, 2009

  • It could just be aging, but I think the surgery kind of discombobulated my internal coordination a bit.

    CNN Transcript Mar 15, 2009

  • This week, we got the clue about the French Protestants of the Reformed Tradition, and the one about St Paul's Letter to the Galatians, but got hopelessly stuck on the clue that simply said "discombobulated".

    Archive 2008-02-01


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