Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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  • adjective socially disoriented; withdrawn from social interactions.

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

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

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Examples

  • 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.

    Lessons of Abu Ghraib

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Lessons of Abu Ghraib

  • 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.

    Boing Boing: December 28, 2003 - January 3, 2004 Archives

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

    Joanne D'Antonio: Sally Menke Inspires a New Rescue Effort

  • 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

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

    NY Post: News

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

    NY Post: News

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