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disorientating (dɪsˈɔːrɪənteɪtɪŋ) 

Definitions

adjective

  1. causing a person to lose his bearings

disorientate (dɪsˈɔːrɪənˌteɪt Pronunciation for disorientate or disorient

Definitions

verb (transitive)

  1. to cause (someone) to lose his bearings
  2. to perplex; confuse

Derived Forms

disˌorienˈtation noun

Synonyms

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= confuse, upset, perplex, dislocate, cause to lose your bearings

Example Sentences Including 'disorientating'

Edinburgh Festival With a disorientating amount to choose from, Edinburgh is again bursting with talent and rubbish in equal measure.
Country Life (2004)
It was also disorientating to be confronted by a racing programme reorganised to accommodate the extra day, with Friday suffering most.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
It was lovely going to Safed, if a trifle disorientating.
various & introduction by Deirdre Chapman A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990
On the downside it plays havoc with your personal life, it is exhausting and it is disorientating.
Misc (1999)
The effect is, like the contemporary world Leadbeater describes, initially disorientating.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
The heat of the lobby seemed to affect her feverishly, disorientating her.
Thomas, Craig The Last Raven
The openness of Pagan thinking can be disorientating and disturbing to some.
Crowley, Vivianne Phoenix From the Flame
To live like this is disorientating , and upon the charity of a woman.
various & introduction by Deirdre Chapman A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990

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