Definition of out of it in US English:

out of it


  • 1Not included; rejected.

    ‘I hate feeling out of it’
    • ‘When they talked about things at school, I felt so out of it. I really missed being like them!’
    • ‘I'm not from a theatrical background… I didn't have any confidence and I felt out of it.’
  • 2Unaware of what is happening as a result of being uninformed.

    • ‘I am always being accused of being out of it, so it's reassuring to know that ignorance is a two-way street.’
    1. 2.1 Unable to think or react properly as a result of being drowsy.
      • ‘She would be awake, yet confused and out of it, not completely there.’
      • ‘I was too out of it to sit up or hold the baby, so the nurse brought her over to me before they took us to our room and I kissed her goodnight.’
      • ‘Let's get the excuses in early: I think I got too much sun on Sunday and I'm running a bit hot and cold and feel a little out of it.’
      • ‘Listen, if you're a bit out of it and you want a lift, watch this movie!’
      • ‘But as I was on stage looking at the people beside me, it really looked like these fellow students were completely out of it!’
      • ‘He has been pretty out of it since arriving home.’
      • ‘I'm writing this the day after the party, and I feel a bit out of it.’
      • ‘She had been sniffling a lot on Friday and was really a bit out of it on Monday.’
      • ‘And he looked rather distraught, somewhat out of it, and not at his best for sure.’
      • ‘As regular readers know, I was in the hospital for two months over the winter and pretty much out of it until May.’
      confused, muddled, addled, bewildered, disoriented, disorientated, all at sea, mixed up, fazed, perplexed, stunned, dazed, dizzy, stupefied, groggy, foggy, fuzzy, fuddled, benumbed, numbed, numb, vague
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