Jack was so discombobulated or confused when he woke up in the hospital because he didn’t remember how he had gotten there. When the doctor asked him some easy questions, he looked discombobulated, uncomfortable, and distressed because he couldn’t remember anything. However, after a few days he returned to his calm, normal self, his memory returned, and he no longer felt discombobulated or unsettled.
Quiz: How do you feel if you are discombobulated?
- You feel uncertain and powerless about how to handle a long-term situation.
- You feel somewhat shy and hesitant around certain people—at least for the first few moments.
- You feel surprised and excited about a new opportunity.