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Adjective: disorienting  ,dis'o-ree,en-ting
  1. Causing loss of physical or intellectual bearings
    "making so many turns to the right and then the left was completely disorienting"; "a sharp blow to the head can be disorienting"
Verb: disorient  dis'o-ree,ent or dis'o-ree-unt
  1. Cause to be lost or disoriented
    "The overall and overwhelming popularity of idiot-level prime-time sitcoms is a testimonial to this need to disorient or disconnect";
    - disorientate

See also: confusing, estranging, stunning, stupefying, unoriented

Type of: baffle, beat, bedevil, befuddle, bewilder, confound, confuse, discombobulate, dumbfound, flummox, fox, fuddle, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, throw, vex

Antonym: orient, orienting

Encyclopedia: Disorient