Definition of dépaysé in English:

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dépaysé

Pronunciation: /deɪˈpeɪzeɪ/
/depeize/
(also dépaysée)

adjective

Removed from one’s habitual surroundings: he was not yet so dépaysé that he had forgotten the language of the village pub
More example sentences
  • Po Chü-i was as much dépaysé at a provincial town as Charles Lamb would have been at Botany Bay.
  • It is shocking to become so dépaysé and it is doubtless very demoralizing to live in a country where it is so easy to be Somebody - but it is very agreeable.
  • The man of today is beginning to be disoriented with respect to himself, dépaysé, he is outside of his country, thrown into a new circumstance that is like a terra incognita.

Origin

French, '(removed) from one's own country'.

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