disconcerting

[ dis-kuh n-sur-ting ]
/ ˌdɪs kənˈsɜr tɪŋ /

adjective

disturbing to one's composure or self-possession; upsetting, discomfiting.
confusing, usually in the face of something totally unexpected; perplexing.

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OTHER WORDS FROM disconcerting

dis·con·cert·ing·ly, adverbdis·con·cert·ing·ness, noun

Definition for disconcerting (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

synonym study for disconcert

1. See confuse.

OTHER WORDS FROM disconcert

dis·con·cert·ed, adjectivedis·con·cer·tion, dis·con·cert·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disconcerting (1 of 2)

disconcerting
/ (ˌdɪskənˈsɜːtɪŋ) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of disconcerting

disconcertingly, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for disconcerting (2 of 2)

disconcert
/ (ˌdɪskənˈsɜːt) /

verb (tr)

to disturb the composure of
to frustrate or upset

Derived forms of disconcert

disconcertion or disconcertment, noun
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