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 Dictionary entry overview: What does discombobulate mean? 

  The verb DISCOMBOBULATE has 2 senses:

1. cause to be confused emotionally
2. be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

  Familiarity information: DISCOMBOBULATE used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1discombobulate [BACK TO TOP]


Cause to be confused emotionally

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling


bemuse; discombobulate; bewilder; throw

Hypernyms (to "discombobulate" is one way to...):

discomfit; discompose; disconcert; untune; upset (cause to lose one's composure)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

The bad news will discombobulate him
The good news will discombobulate her

Sense 2discombobulate [BACK TO TOP]


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

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting


befuddle; confound; bedevil; confuse; discombobulate; fox; fuddle; throw

Context examples:

These questions confuse even the experts / This question completely threw me / This question befuddled even the teacher

Hypernyms (to "discombobulate" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "discombobulate"):

demoralize (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)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

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