Dictionary.com

disconcert

[ dis-kuhn-surt ]
/ ˌdɪs kənˈsɜrt /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: disconcert / disconcerted / disconcerting / disconcertion on Thesaurus.com

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.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Origin of disconcert

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

synonym study for disconcert

1. See confuse.

OTHER WORDS FROM disconcert

dis·con·cert·ed, adjectivedis·con·cer·tion, dis·con·cert·ment, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use disconcert in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for disconcert

disconcert
/ (ˌdɪskənˈsɜːt) /

verb (tr)
to disturb the composure of
to frustrate or upset

Derived forms of disconcert

disconcertion or disconcertment, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK