[ dis-kuhn-sur-ting ]
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  1. disturbing to one's composure or self-possession; upsetting, discomfiting.

  2. confusing, usually in the face of something totally unexpected; perplexing.

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Origin of disconcerting


Other words from disconcerting

  • dis·con·cert·ing·ly, adverb
  • dis·con·cert·ing·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for disconcerting


/ (ˌdɪskənˈsɜːtɪŋ) /

  1. causing a feeling of disturbance, embarrassment, or confusion; perturbing; worrying

Derived forms of disconcerting

  • disconcertingly, adverb

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