Discombobulate is a fun, fancy word for “confuse.” If something has put you in a state where you don't know up from down and you can't spell your own name, you may be discombobulated.

Discombobulate kind of sounds like you feel when you're disoriented: bouncing around in several directions at once. Trying to say discombobulate for the first time might discombobulate you! Because of its funny sound, discombobulate is often used in a humorous way. Are you ready to assemble some furniture, or are you too discombobulated after reading the instructions?

Definitions of discombobulate

v cause to be confused emotionally

bemuse, bewilder, throw
Type of:
discomfit, discompose, disconcert, untune, upset
cause to lose one's composure

v be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, fox, fuddle, throw
confuse, disconcert, flurry, put off
cause to feel embarrassment
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confuse or put into disorder
amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex
be a mystery or bewildering to
disorient, disorientate
cause to be lost or disoriented
mix up, stump
cause to be perplexed or confounded
set a difficult problem or riddle
elude, escape
be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
Type of:
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

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