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.
Related formsun·dis·con·cert·ed, adjective
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
Related formsdis·con·cert·ed, adjectivedis·con·cer·tion, dis·con·cert·ment, noun
From the obsolete French
dating back to 1680–90.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Related Words for disconcertedthrown
Examples from the Web for disconcerted
Contemporary Examples of disconcerted
Historical Examples of disconcerted
The young man was so disconcerted that he could find nothing to say.
It was the woman in her features, I dare say, which disconcerted me.
He turned round, not at all disconcerted by the interruption.
"I tell you I must have time," repeated Beaufort, disconcerted.
The baron was amazed, and the bridemaidens were disconcerted.
British Dictionary definitions for disconcerted
Derived Formsdisconcertedly, adverbdisconcertedness, noun
perturbed, embarrassed, or confused
Derived Formsdisconcertion or disconcertment, noun
to disturb the composure of
to frustrate or upset
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Word Origin and History for disconcerted
1680s, from Middle French disconcerter (Modern French déconcerter) "confused," from dis- "do the opposite of" (see dis-) + concerter (see concert). Related: Disconcerted; disconcerting; disconcertingly.
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