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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [dis-kuh m-bob-yuh-leyt]
    • /ˌdɪs kəmˈbɒb yəˌleɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [dis-kuh m-bob-yuh-leyt]
    • /ˌdɪs kəmˈbɒb yəˌleɪt/

Definitions of discombobulated word

  • verb with object discombobulated to confuse or disconcert; upset; frustrate: The speaker was completely discombobulated by the hecklers. 1
  • noun discombobulated Confused, embarrassed, upset. 1
  • verb discombobulated simple past tense and past participle of discombobulate. 0
  • adjective discombobulated Broken, mixed up. 0

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Origin of discombobulated

First appearance:

before 1825
One of the 37% newest English words
1825-35, Americanism; fanciful alteration of discompose or discomfort

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Parts of speech for Discombobulated


discombobulated popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for discombobulated

adj discombobulated

  • thrown — a past participle of throw.
  • addled — If you describe someone as addled, you mean that they are confused or unable to think properly.
  • undone — brought to destruction or ruin.
  • shaken — to move or sway with short, quick, irregular vibratory movements.

Antonyms for discombobulated

verb discombobulated

  • calmed — Simple past tense and past participle of calm.
  • comforted — to soothe, console, or reassure; bring cheer to: They tried to comfort her after her loss.
  • aided — to provide support for or relief to; help: to aid the homeless victims of the fire.
  • assisted — to give support or aid to; help: Please assist him in moving the furniture.
  • clarified — Clarified butter has been made clear by being heated.

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