One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Removed from one's habitual surroundings.‘he was not yet so dépaysé that he had forgotten the language of the village pub’
- ‘It is shocking to become so dépaysé and it is doubtless very demoralizing to live in a country where it is so easy to be Somebody - but it is very agreeable.’
- ‘The man of today is beginning to be disoriented with respect to himself, dépaysé, he is outside of his country, thrown into a new circumstance that is like a terra incognita.’
- ‘Po Chü-i was as much dépaysé at a provincial town as Charles Lamb would have been at Botany Bay.’
French, ‘(removed) from one's own country’.
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