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    Which word or phrase is used to describe a person who has no sense of direction?

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    Default Re: Which word or phrase is used to describe a person who has no sense of direction?

    If the problem is temporary you could use 'disoriented'.

    I am not a teacher.

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    Default Re: Which word or phrase is used to describe a person who has no sense of direction?

    a drifter?

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    Default Re: Which word or phrase is used to describe a person who has no sense of direction?

    Hey Mr.19,

    if you mean by "having no sense of direction" that that person has trouble navigating and does not always know where other places are relative to his location, then you could say "He is not good with directions" or "He's bad with directions".

    *not a teacher*

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    Default Re: Which word or phrase is used to describe a person who has no sense of direction?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.19 View Post
    Which word or phrase is used to describe a person who has no sense of direction?
    Hello Mr.19,

    I reckon it does not exist one word to say what you want. Nonetheless a sentence like 'to have a bad sense of direction' is nice but I am not teacher.

    Cordially,

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    Directionally challenged
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Which word or phrase is used to describe a person who has no sense of direction?

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    Which word or phrase is used to describe a person who has no sense of direction?
    Female?





    (I'm joking AND FEMALE, by the way, before I get lynched!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Female?





    (I'm joking, by the way, before I get lynched!)
    Oh dear - there's always one... I'm not one for joining lynch-mobs though.

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    Default Re: Which word or phrase is used to describe a person who has no sense of direction?

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    Directionally challenged
    Hello,

    It is a special answer. Do you mean, weak or a lack of sense of direction?

    It's sounds to me a bit stange nontheless I am not English.

    Thanks for your future answers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by The French View Post
    Hello,

    It is a special answer. Do you mean, weak or a lack of sense of direction?

    It's sounds to me a bit stange nontheless I am not English.

    Thanks for your future answers.

    I think it may have been slightly tongue-in-cheek. There is a trend in politically-correct circles to use '<adverb>-challenged' as a more acceptable way of saying that someone is defective in some way - emphasizing that they were born that way and doing admirably in the circumstances. A bald person, for example, might be called 'follically-challenged'. Sometimes, apologizing for my lack of a second X-chromosome, I call myself 'chromosomatically-challenged'; not everyone gets the joke... (X chromosome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia )

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