a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused, or the big word of the day

The Financial Times reported on an  interview with an Oracle Executive today. "SAP has definitely benefited from what happened with the PeopleSoft merger, especially the uncertainty around that," Oracle executive John Wookey said. "There was an 18-month discombobulation in the marketplace. It hurt PeopleSoft; it hurt us."

For those of you that don't use this in everyday conversation, when used as a noun discombobulation means "a feeling of embarassment that leaves you confused." 

Exactly what happens when you go shopping and then wonder where the 18 Billion went….

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