[dis-kuh n-sur-ting]


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

Related formsdis·con·cert·ing·ly, adverbdis·con·cert·ing·ness, noun
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Contemporary Examples of disconcertingly

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  • He compromised with the conscience that her memory kept so disconcertingly active.

    Captain Blood

    Rafael Sabatini

  • But what can I say when the primary address was so disconcertingly to the ear?

    On the Stairs

    Henry B. Fuller

  • The red monsters, in spite of their bulk, were disconcertingly swift.

    In the Morning of Time

    Charles G. D. Roberts

  • He had sherry-coloured eyes, disconcertingly inattentive at times.

  • She fixed her eyes upon me so disconcertingly that mine fell.

    Richard Carvel, Complete

    Winston Churchill

British Dictionary definitions for disconcertingly



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