discombobulated

adjective

dis·​com·​bob·​u·​lat·​ed ˌdis-kəm-ˈbä-b(y)ə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce discombobulated (audio)
informal
: characterized by confusion or disorder
He was discombobulated, utterly confused as to what had happened. Michael Hall
But you've also probably noticed that oversleeping can make you feel discombobulated Christopher Bergland
Detroit's offensive line was a discombobulated mess of failing health and poor performance last year … Nate Atkins
see also discombobulate

Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of discombobulated was in 1863

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“Discombobulated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discombobulated. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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