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disconcerting

[ dis-kuhn-sur-ting ]
/ ˌdɪs kənˈsɜr tɪŋ /
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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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Origin of disconcerting

OTHER WORDS FROM disconcerting

dis·con·cert·ing·ly, adverbdis·con·cert·ing·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disconcerting

disconcerting
/ (ˌdɪskənˈsɜːtɪŋ) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of disconcerting

disconcertingly, adverb
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