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.
- dis·con·cert·ed, adjective
- dis·con·cer·tion, dis·con·cert·ment, noun
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How to use disconcert in a sentence
He faced me very sharply, as though to disconcert me by the suddenness of his question.Paul Patoff | F. Marion Crawford
Gary then had the course altered to disconcert the aim of the corvette, which soon after ceased firing.Ralph Granger's Fortunes | William Perry Brown
He was never intimidated by the rougher element, and his eyes were of a kind that would disconcert nine men out of ten.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete | Albert Bigelow Paine
My retreat to Montmorency seemed to disconcert Madam d'Epinay; probably she did not expect it.The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete | Jean Jacques Rousseau
That this dark-haired lady was not at the Hôtel de l'Europe did not disconcert Verdayne very much.High Noon | Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for disconcert
to disturb the composure of
to frustrate or upset
- disconcertion or disconcertment, noun
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