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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of disorient.
  • adj. Having lost one's direction; confused.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having lost one's bearings physically or mentally.
  • adj. socially disoriented; withdrawn from social interactions.

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

  • adj. socially disoriented
  • adj. having lost your bearings; confused as to time or place or personal identity


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  • In certain rare cases keeping a prisoner cold, uncomfortable, frightened, and disoriented is morally justified and necessary; but the danger in acknowledging as much has always been that such abusive treatment will become the norm.

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  • Mark Bowden ( "Lessons of Abu Ghraib," July/August Atlantic) says, "In certain rare cases keeping a prisoner cold, uncomfortable, frightened, and disoriented is morally justified and necessary."

    Letters to the Editor

  • Daniel wins very big, all the while doing a kind of flippy-floppy hope-and-victory dance that looks like a Saturday Night Live schtick and has Bob Barker in disoriented stitches.

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  • Another hiker recalled a disoriented woman asking him for directions, but he did not think about helping her until she was out of sight.

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  • The last thing he sent through his BrainPal channel was a wash of emotion that could best be described as disoriented puzzlement, the mild surprise of someone who knows he's seeing something he wasn't expecting but hasn't figured out what it is.

    Old Mans War

  • If Park Slope residents see something - namely a disoriented chicken - they should say something.

    NY Post: News

  • The kids calmly found their way back to their house after becoming slightly disoriented, which is common when you are exploring in the woods. > News

  • It's the same CNCS that smeared Mr. Walpin as "confused" and "disoriented" - and then sacked the honest, independent watchdog for raising questions on behalf of taxpayers.

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  • July 20th, 2009 7: 45 pm ET neil you are so out of bounds that your boss obama will fire you like that other IG who got "disoriented" with the truth and became so "confused" that he actually verbalized it.

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  • WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Claire McCaskill - a key Senate critic of the way the Obama administration launched the removal process for the government's Americorps watchdog - said Monday the White House's new letter accusing Gerald Walpin of being "disoriented" and "unduly disruptive" had brought it into compliance with legal requirements.

    McCaskill says latest WH letter puts it in compliance with the law


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