And it reminds us how he feels: discombobulated, out of sorts, distorted.
At age 33, Didion was astonishingly clear-eyed about the discombobulated culture going on around her.
1834, American English, fanciful coinage of a type popular then (originally discombobricate). Related: discombobulating; discombobulation.
Disturbed; upset; weird: In this discombobulated society, it is far easier to get a piano shipped out to sea and lowered into the water beside the drowning man (1830s+)