HyperDic: disorientation

English > 2 senses of the word disorientation:
NOUNcognitiondisorientation, freak outa wild delusion (especially one induced by a hallucinogenic drug)
cognitiondisorientationconfusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed
disorientation > pronunciation
Soundsdihsao.riyahntey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > disorientation: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA wild delusion (especially one induced by a hallucinogenic drug).
Synonymfreak out
Broaderdelusion, hallucinationA mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea
Spanishdesorientación, desorientamiento, pérdida del autocontrol
English > disorientation: 2 senses > noun 2, cognition
Meaningconfusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed; uncertainty as to direction.
Example"his disorientation was the result of inattention"
Narrowerculture shockA condition of disorientation affecting someone who is suddenly exposed to an unfamiliar culture / culture or way of life or set of attitudes
Broaderconfusion, mental confusion, confusedness, muddiness, disarrayA mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
Spanishdesorientación
Verbsdisorientcause to be lost or disoriented

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