[ dis-kuh n-sur-tid ]
/ ˌdɪs kənˈsɜr tɪd /


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.

OTHER WORDS FROM disconcerted

un·dis·con·cert·ed, adjective

Definition for disconcerted (2 of 2)

[ 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


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

synonym study for disconcert

1. See confuse.
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British Dictionary definitions for disconcerted (1 of 2)

/ (ˌdɪskənˈsɜːtɪd) /


perturbed, embarrassed, or confused

Derived forms of disconcerted

disconcertedly, adverbdisconcertedness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for disconcerted (2 of 2)

/ (ˌdɪskənˈsɜːt) /

verb (tr)

to disturb the composure of
to frustrate or upset

Derived forms of disconcert

disconcertion or disconcertment, noun
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