discombobulate


discombobulate
[diskam”babjalet] tv. to confuse or perplex someone.
That kind of discussion discombobulates me something awful.
Don’t let the heat of the argument discombobulate you.

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  • discombobulate — v. to cause to be confused; confuse emotionally. Syn: confuse, flurry, consternate, disconcert, put off, bewilder, bemuse, throw. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discombobulate — 1834, Amer.Eng., fanciful coinage of a type popular then (originally discombobricate). Related: discombobulating; discombobulation …   Etymology dictionary

  • discombobulate — ☆ discombobulate [dis΄kem bäb′yə lāt΄ ] vt. discombobulated, discombobulating [whimsical alteration and extension, prob. of DISCOMFIT] Informal to upset the composure of; disconcert discombobulation n …   English World dictionary

  • discombobulate — transitive verb ( lated; lating) Etymology: probably alteration of discompose Date: circa 1916 upset, confuse < inventing cool new ways to discombobulate the old order Kurt Andersen > • discombobulation noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Discombobulate — …   Wikipedia

  • discombobulate — discombobulation, n. /dis keuhm bob yeuh layt /, v.t., discombobulated, discombobulating. to confuse or disconcert; upset; frustrate: The speaker was completely discombobulated by the hecklers. [1825 35, Amer.; fanciful alter. of DISCOMPOSE or… …   Universalium

  • discombobulate — verb /ˌdɪs.kəmˈbɒb.jəˌleɪt/ To throw into a state of confusion; to befuddle or perplex …   Wiktionary

  • discombobulate — Synonyms and related words: addle, addle the wits, agitate, ball up, becloud, bedazzle, befuddle, bewilder, bother, bug, cloud, confuse, daze, dazzle, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, disorganize, disorient, disquiet, distract, disturb,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Discombobulate — upset, confuse (a person) (mock Latin formation, from discompose or discomfort ) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • discombobulate — Australian Slang upset, confuse (a person) (mock Latin formation, from discompose or discomfort ) …   English dialects glossary