Discombobulate

Pronunciation: [ dis-kuhm-bob-yuh-leyt ]

Definition: verb

to confuse or disconcert; upset; frustrate

Origin: Early 19th century; English

Etymology: probably based on discompose or discomfit


Usage:

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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