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Antonyms for disorienting

causing loss of physical or intellectual bearings

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The new interface of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system may be disorienting at first for those who have spent years automatically heading toward the Start menu.
But we must recognize that the difference in the volume of people, activities, and deliveries can be disorienting.
Visitors sometimes are slipped the disorienting drug scopolamine in drinks, cigarettes, gum and even on powder-laced paper.
While this may seem prosaically true in the light of Berlin's rebirths after 1945 and 1989, it was a disorienting truth at the end of the nineteenth century, when the city was in the throes of its greatest period of growth.
It actually airbursts in front of the target, creating a very disorienting and intimidating effect," he said.
Raimundas Malasauskas, and Alexis Vaillant, chose a subjectivity-driven method and pulled off an interesting and complex show, somewhat mystifyingly entitled "BMW, The IX Baltic Triennial of International Art," whose intentionally disorienting mix of works was underscored by the hanging sheets of black plastic that evoked a "shadow" wall structure for the Vilnius CAC (developed in collaboration with the architect/artist Valdas Ozarinskas) and by Arturas Raila's project of marking out the "energy waves" of the location on which the CAC is built.
What the Hong Kong-born, Thailand-trained filmmakers built from that conceptual kernel is a highly cinematic metaphor for the disorienting terror that such an apparent boon could cause an individual.
In some respect, the author's unblemished eyes create a point of view that is both somewhat disturbing and slightly disorienting.
It is a disorienting moment for someone like me, who has spent so much time bridging inside and outside, to suddenly seem to be a part of the tribe.
Apart from the anticipated sensation of stepping into a void, there have been other unexpected feelings produced by engaging with a transparent pathway: the delight in the early morning of seeing the prisms of light cast around by sunlight through glass, or the disorienting Never Never Land experience of having your shadow snipped off and silhouetted on the pavement metres below.
Without such a stabilization system, the disorienting effects of the vehicle's pitch, roll, and yaw would not enable the vehicle to fire accurately while in motion.
They looked modest and a bit perfunctory compared to Freeman's earlier installations, particularly the disorienting mirrored cubicles and labyrinths he has exhibited in the last few years.
On the other hand, it's still a smidgen disorienting to see Christmas programming so utterly cynical about yuletide cheer.
Perhaps the most disorienting experience for Bronson has been learning to function as an individual.
When the curtain opens, the sense of bare space is disorienting at first, and the music seems almost too grand in proportion.