- 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
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1. discompose, perplex, bewilder, abash, discomfit.
1. See confuse.
1. calm. 2. arrange.
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Examples from the Web for disconcert
The man's conceit irritated Henry and he longed to disconcert him.Changing Winds</p>
St. John G. Ervine
Still this did not disconcert Rose, but rather made her laugh the more.Fruitfulness
The sixteen stories under him did not disconcert him at all.The Mind Master
Arthur J. Burks
Even the old Mexican shooting-suit seemed in no way to disconcert him.The Market-Place
This exclamation appeared to disconcert Yoga Rama a good deal.Telepathy
W. W. Baggally
- to disturb the composure of
- to frustrate or upset
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Word Origin and History for disconcert
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