disconcerted

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

adjective

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

Definition for disconcerted (2 of 2)

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

Synonym study

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

disconcerted

/ (ˌdɪskənˈsɜːtɪd) /

adjective

perturbed, embarrassed, or confused
Derived Formsdisconcertedly, adverbdisconcertedness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for disconcerted (2 of 2)

disconcert

/ (ˌdɪskənˈsɜːt) /

verb (tr)

to disturb the composure of
to frustrate or upset
Derived Formsdisconcertion or disconcertment, noun
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Word Origin and History for disconcerted

disconcert


v.

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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