discombobulated discombobulated  /ˌdɪs kəm ˈbɔb ju leɪ təd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having self-possession upset; thrown into confusion

Usage(s):

  1. She is paralyzed and discombobulated by events; she gets angry; she cries; she admits to being brittle.
  2. So can militant right-wingers, harassed sheriffs and discombobulated diplomats.

News

  1. Stile: Infighting tears at N.J. Democrats

    Some partisans worry that party infighting, and an everyone-for-themselves ethos, will improve Governor Christie’s chances for a landslide win on Nov. 5 and boost his prospects for the presidency in 2016 — while showing just how discombobulated the Dem­ocrats have become in a traditionally blue state.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Record

  2. Music: (@amellarrieux) Amel Larrieux - Afraid

    A new song has surfaced from the Groove Theory singer in the form of “Afraid,” a breezy joint for summer about being so discombobulated by new love.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Singersroom

Quotes

  1. "That kind of discombobulated him," La Russa said. "I told him, there's been a lot of everyday players over the years with experience that have fallen for that one, so don't be kicking yourself. Just keep pitching."
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Tony La Russa Source: USA Today

  2. "We didn't play well offensively," Houston coach Jeff Van Gundy said. "You can't turn the ball over like we did tonight and expect to win, especially on the road. We were discombobulated out there."
    on Dec 26, 2006 By: Jeff Van Gundy Source: USA Today

  3. "I got up and I was a little discombobulated," Sharper said. "I didn't know where to run. I'm glad I didn't go the wrong way like Jim Marshall did."
    on Nov 25, 2007 By: Darren Sharper Source: NFL News

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