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English noun: disorientation

1. disorientation (cognition) a wild delusion (especially one induced by a hallucinogenic drug)


Synonymsfreak out


Broader (hypernym)delusion, hallucination

2. disorientation (cognition) confusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed; uncertainty as to direction


SamplesHis disorientation was the result of inattention.


Broader (hypernym)confusedness, confusion, disarray, mental confusion, muddiness


Narrower (hyponym)culture shock









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