1. cause to be confused emotionally;
[syn: bewilder, bemuse, discombobulate, throw]
2. be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly;
- Example: "These questions confuse even the experts"
- Example: "This question completely threw me"
- Example: "This question befuddled even the teacher"
[syn: confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
discombobulate \discombobulate\ v. to cause to be confused; confuse emotionally. Syn: confuse, flurry, consternate, disconcert, put off, bewilder, bemuse, throw. [WordNet 1.5]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
59 Moby Thesaurus words for "discombobulate": addle, addle the wits, agitate, ball up, becloud, bedazzle, befuddle, bewilder, bother, bug, cloud, confuse, daze, dazzle, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, disorganize, disorient, disquiet, distract, disturb, electrify, embarrass, entangle, flummox, flurry, fluster, flutter, fog, fuddle, fuss, jar, jolt, maze, mist, mix up, moider, muddle, mull, perplex, perturb, pother, put out, raise hell, rattle, rock, ruffle, shake, shake up, shock, stagger, stir, throw into confusion, throw off, trouble, unhinge, unsettle, upset