disorienting disorienting  /dɪs ˈɔ ri ˌɛn tɪŋ/


  • (adj) causing loss of physical or intellectual bearings


  1. Somehow we all push through safely, and for a moment we pause inside the stadium, the open space disorienting after such close quarters.
  2. Gdel's astonishing and disorienting discovery, published in 1931, proved that nearly a century of effort by the world's greatest mathematicians was doomed to failure.
  3. The first few weeks for a novice hostess can be disorienting.


  1. Kanye West Thinks He's a God; He May Not be Wrong

    Kanye West has become more powerful than anyone could have imagined. After seeing the man in the flesh two nights in a row last week—once at his triumphant, perhaps summer-defining headlining set at Governors Ball, and then at his bizarre, often disorienting Yeezus album listening p...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Village Voice

  2. How James Turrell Knocked the Art World Off Its Feet

    Get ready for a summer of light. Shimmering, disorienting, indescribable light.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New York Times

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