Could you please help me with these? Rephrase it or explain.

1. Being dissed to a standstill - does this mean being shocked by an insult or disrespect?

2. "In the stripped-down history that he used to purvey to students who had trouble believing that the world didn't begin with their births and the proliferation of computer games, even the greatest men came to nothing, to a grave, their visions unfulfilled - Charlemagne, Charles V, Napoleon, the unspeakable but considerably successful and still, at least in the Arab world, admired Adolf Hitler."

Who or what is unspeakable?
Who admires Hitler?

3. Every morning, a woman turns on a radio the moment she opens her eyes, then she takes a shower, makes a coffee etc.

"She keeps reaching out electronically to an environment wherein they (she and her husband) are physically more and more isolated..."


Thank you!

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1. I guess so. It's rather slang-y, but your guess makes sense.

2. This is a very convoluted sentence. It seems that Hitler is unspeakable, and according to the author [no editorial comments from readers on this please, we are doing sentence analysis only!], in the Arab world Hitler is still admired.

3. I have no idea what this passage is trying to say.
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I agree it is rather complicated sentence. But I think you are right. When I look at it better, I think it is actually an awkward apposition and it should read like this:
...Napoleon and Adolf Hitler, the unspeakable but considerably successful and still admired, at least in the Arab world.

GG, thank you very much for your help!

I think probably "reaching out electronically" in (3) refers to her first actions after waking up - switching on electric gadgets: first the radio, then the hot water for a shower, then the coffee maker...


Inflected Form(s): dissed; dissed; dissing; disses
Etymology: short for 1disrespect

1 slang : to treat with disrespect or contempt : INSULT
2 slang : to find fault with : CRITICIZE


2. Definitely Hitler.
3. Reach out electronically: Connect electronically, i.e. using electronic devices and lines ....

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