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disconcerting

[ dis-kuh n-sur-ting ]

/ ˌdɪs kənˈsɜr tɪŋ /

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adjective

disturbing to one's composure or self-possession; upsetting, discomfiting.

confusing, usually in the face of something totally unexpected; perplexing.

Words nearby disconcerting

discomposure, discomycete, discomycota, disconcert, disconcerted, disconcerting, disconfirm, disconformable, disconformity, discongruity, disconnect

OTHER WORDS FROM disconcerting

dis·con·cert·ing·ly, adverbdis·con·cert·ing·ness, noun

Definition for disconcerting (2 of 2)

disconcert

[ dis-kuhn-surt ]

/ ˌdɪs kənˈsɜrt /


verb (used with object)

to disturb the self-possession of; perturb; ruffle: Her angry reply disconcerted me completely.

to throw into disorder or confusion; disarrange: He changed his mind and disconcerted everybody's plans.

Origin of disconcert

From the obsolete French word disconcerter, dating back to 1680–90. See dis-1, concert

OTHER WORDS FROM disconcert

dis·con·cert·ed, adjectivedis·con·cer·tion, dis·con·cert·ment, noun

synonym study for disconcert

1. See confuse.

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British Dictionary definitions for disconcerting (1 of 2)

disconcerting


adjective

causing a feeling of disturbance, embarrassment, or confusion; perturbing; worrying

Derived forms of disconcerting

disconcertingly, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for disconcerting (2 of 2)

disconcert


verb(tr)

to disturb the composure of

to frustrate or upset

Derived forms of disconcert

disconcertionordisconcertment, noun

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Words related to disconcerting

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