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

Related forms

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

Synonym study

1. See confuse.
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disconcert

/ (ˌdɪskənˈsɜːt) /

verb (tr)

to disturb the composure of
to frustrate or upset

Derived Forms

disconcertion or disconcertment, noun
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