discombobulate

[ dis-kuhm-bob-yuh-leyt ]

Part of Speech

verb

Definition

to confuse or disconcert; upset; frustrate

Origin + Etymology

probably based on discompose or discomfit

Synonyms

  • befuddle
  • bewilder
  • confound
  • disconcert
  • fluster

Antonyms

  • calm
  • clear up
  • comfort
  • explain
  • aid
  • assist
  • clarify
  • encourage
  • enlighten
  • help

Example

The way his interviewer treated him totally discombobulated Tim.

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