View synonyms for disconcerted


[ dis-kuhn-sur-tid ]


  1. disturbed, as in one's composure or self-possession; perturbed; ruffled:

    She was disconcerted by the sudden attack on her integrity.

  2. bewildered or confused, as by something unexpected:

    The class was disconcerted by the instructor's confusion.

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Other Words From

  • undis·con·certed adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of disconcerted1

First recorded in 1630–40; disconcert ( def ) + -ed 2( def )
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Example Sentences

The change, so audacious, so unorthodox, disconcerted the Costa Ricans.

She still feels faintly disconcerted when people come up to her to praise her books.

He was much disconcerted, and did not materially mend the matter by saying it was the first name that came into his head.

His flow of speech is incessant; he seems not a whit disconcerted by my evident disinclination to talk.

Just as the troop trotted past an incident occurred which disconcerted the hiders not a little.

Gilet had previously become disconcerted by the presence of the grain-dealer on the field of battle.

These vigorous measures disconcerted all the calculations of the Dutch monarch and of his partizans.