[ US /dɪˈsɔɹiˌɛntɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /dɪsˈɔːɹi‍əntɪŋ/ ]
  1. causing loss of physical or intellectual bearings
    a sharp blow to the head can be disorienting
    making so many turns to the right and then the left was completely disorienting
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How To Use disorienting In A Sentence

  • And both companies are targeting women, who may be more likely to walk into a boutique-style store than the disorienting emporiums where most gadgets are sold.
  • The front foyer is mustard yellow, and part of the adjoining kitchen is muted purple, and the diningroom/livingroom has a chairail where they painted the lower half lighter than the upperhalf, which I find very disorienting. Is this the one?
  • Though they don't rock as hard, and it's possible that the Jesus and Mary Chain could set up some kind of disorienting wall of guitar feedback or something. Typepad Virtual Book Tour: Dear Catastrophe Waitress
  • It's Benjamin Button's incredibly ugly brother showing his reality through his own kind of disorienting, head tripcinematic dreamscape. Kim Morgan: Kim Morgan's Top Ten Movies Of 2008
  • The atmosphere inside the cavern was a disorienting mixture of wet stone, sour egg sulfur and air fresheners placed strategically around the rough-hewn furnishings.
  • He is losing to it, to our twenty-four-hour-a-day pie fight, to the dizzying cut and the disorienting edit, to the message of fragmentation, to the flicker and pulse and shudder and strobe, to the constant, hivey drone of the electroculture ... and yet still he fights, deathly afraid that the medium he chose is consuming the very things he tried to protect: childhood and silence. Mandy Stadtmiller dot com
  • Thoroughly disorienting, which is what makes it so intriguing. Readers recommend: songs about anniversaries
  • The strange characteristic about an inverted spin, according to one pilot, is that yaw is opposite to roll and can be quite disorienting.
  • Patient preferences for nondisclosure of medical information and family-centered decision making may be disorienting initially to American-trained physicians.
  • And yet I find the notion disorienting to contemplate: there are not enough drugs for women to take during pregnancy. Origins
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