Definition of Disoriented

1. Adjective. Having lost your bearings; confused as to time or place or personal identity. "The anesthetic left her completely disoriented"

Exact synonyms: Confused, Lost
Similar to: Unoriented
Derivative terms: Confusedness



2. Adjective. Socially disoriented. "We live in an age of rootless alienated people"
Exact synonyms: Alienated, Anomic
Similar to: Unoriented
Derivative terms: Anomie, Anomy

Definition of Disoriented

1. Verb. (past of disorient) ¹

2. Adjective. Having lost one's direction; confused. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disoriented

1. disorient [v] - See also: disorient

Lexicographical Neighbors of Disoriented

disorganized
disorganized schizophrenia
disorganized type schizophrenia
disorganizedly
disorganizer
disorganizers
disorganizes
disorganizing
disorient
disorientate
disorientated
disorientates
disorientating
disorientation
disorientations
disoriented (current term)
disorientedly
disorientedness
disorienting
disorientingly
disorients
disour
disours
disown
disowned
disowner
disowners
disowning
disownment
disownments

Literary usage of Disoriented

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cats in a Chowder by Fred J. Schneider (2006)
"I was disoriented. I've read about deep sea divers who, below the point of buoyancy, can't tell which way is up and unwittingly swim down until they ..."

2. The American Journal of Insanity by New York (State). State Lunatic Asylum (1906)
"He is completely disoriented, says he is in " Heaven or hell," or " This is spring, ... He is completely disoriented and the neuritic symptoms persist. ..."

3. The Unsound Mind and the Law: A Presentation of Forensic Psychiatry by George W. Jacoby (1918)
"The patients suffer from motor agitation, are completely disoriented, ... They no longer recognize their relatives and are completely disoriented, ..."

4. Diseases of the nervous system: A Text-book of Neurology and Psychiatry by Smith Ely Jelliffe, William Alanson White (1917)
"Patients are highly disoriented, they do not know where they arc, or what time of ... The patients tend to become profoundly demented, wholly disoriented, ..."

5. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1921)
"Patient became disoriented and required at first a fair amount of sedative ... At times, patient is disoriented, not able to identify people and inclined to ..."

6. Treatment of Opiate Addiction Using Methadone: A Counselor's Manual by Michael J. McCann, Richard A. Rawson, Jeanne L. Obert (1995)
"0 oriented and can do serial additions 1 cannot do serial additions or is uncertain about date 2 disoriented for date by no more than 2 calendar days 3 ..."

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