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Line breaks: dis|orient
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈɔːrɪɛnt

Definition of disorient in English:


Another term for disorientate.
Example sentences
  • This confuses and disorients people, breeding a climate of suspicion and mistrust.
  • For loving, spontaneous, secure family relationships to exist at all depends upon parents telling their children stories about family life that make sense to them - not that confuse and disorient them.
  • It's a fantastic way to really confuse and disorient someone.


mid 17th century: from French désorienter 'turn from the east'.

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