disorientation

Definitions of disorientation
  1. noun
    confusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed; uncertainty as to direction
    “his disorientation was the result of inattention”
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    types:
    culture shock
    a condition of disorientation affecting someone who is suddenly exposed to an unfamiliar culture or way of life or set of attitudes
    type of:
    confusedness, confusion, disarray, mental confusion, muddiness
    a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
  2. noun
    a wild delusion (especially one induced by a hallucinogenic drug)
    synonyms: freak out
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    type of:
    delusion, hallucination
    a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea
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