SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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
dating back to
concert Related forms dis·con·cert·ed, adjective dis·con·cer·tion, dis·con·cert·ment, noun
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Related Words for disconcertment puzzlement
ruin Examples from the Web for disconcertment Historical Examples of disconcertment
He could not but look at her with
disconcertment, as she sat breathing bitterness and scorn, and staring leagues away.
Househunting, under these circumstances, becomes an office of constant surprise and
disconcertment to the stranger.
They waited, heavy-breathed, while Harrigan began to recover from the
disconcertment into which O'Mara's coming had flung him. British Dictionary definitions for disconcertment verb (tr) to disturb the composure of to frustrate or upset Derived Forms disconcertion or disconcertment, noun
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Word Origin and History for disconcertment v.
1680s, from Middle French
disconcerter (Modern French déconcerter) "confused," from dis- "do the opposite of" (see dis-) + concerter (see concert). Related: Disconcerted; disconcerting; disconcertingly.
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