- disturbed, as in one's composure or self-possession; perturbed; ruffled: She was disconcerted by the sudden attack on her integrity.
- bewildered or confused, as by something unexpected: The class was disconcerted by the instructor's confusion.
- 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 disconcerted
The change, so audacious, so unorthodox, disconcerted the Costa Ricans.Costa Rica vs. the Netherlands: A Tale of Two Goalies
July 5, 2014
The young man was so disconcerted that he could find nothing to say.The Dream
It was the woman in her features, I dare say, which disconcerted me.In the Valley
He turned round, not at all disconcerted by the interruption.
"I tell you I must have time," repeated Beaufort, disconcerted.
The baron was amazed, and the bridemaidens were disconcerted.Maid Marian
Thomas Love Peacock
- perturbed, embarrassed, or confused
- to disturb the composure of
- to frustrate or upset
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Word Origin and History for disconcerted
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