- 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
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1. See confuse.
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Related Wordsdilemma, chagrin, mess, confusion, unease, difficulty, mistake, undoing, humiliation, agitation, conquest, shame, uneasiness, abashment, perturbation, descent, ruin, disquiet, overthrow, beating
Examples from the Web for disconcertion
There was no disconcertion exhibited by the one thus challenged.Within the Law
He showed no disconcertion whatever when so suddenly attacked.Shadow, the Mysterious Detective
Police Captain Howard
Remembering the trace of disconcertion he had shown, she very much wished to know where Brooke had really been.A Damaged Reputation
Fortune, as she silently followed, experienced a sense of disconcertion rather than of elation.The Carpet from Bagdad
He did not quite like being called a baby, and frowned; but was at once touched by the disconcertion in her powdered face.Tatterdemalion
- to disturb the composure of
- to frustrate or upset
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Word Origin and History for disconcertion
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